Nitro-Lift meets with Senator Lankford on Steel Tariffs
Updated: Sep 16, 2020
Nitro-Lift was recently invited to a private session meeting last Friday June 21st with U.S. Senator James Lankford.
The meeting was held at the Ardmore Convention Center and was a part of the Legislative Luncheon Series hosted by the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce.
Attendees ranged from large companies such as Michelin and Valero to smaller companies like Nitro-Lift.
The participants related challenges and problems that they have encountered since the steel tariffs were enacted in 2018. The senator was seeking real world experiences and “boots on the ground” perspective regarding the steel tariffs.
Senator Lankford’s comments from a Daily Ardmoreite article:
After a busy day speaking with constituents in Ardmore and Madill, U.S. Sen. James Lankford stopped by Marietta Friday afternoon where he addressed the issues of trade, tariffs and Iran before taking questions from the audience.
“The tariff issues and the trade issues are starting to come to a head,” Lankford said. He brought up the USMCA, the new trade deal between the United States, Mexico and Canada, which was recently ratified by Mexico. He said because of constitutional requirements, the trade deal will have to be passed by the House of Representatives before going to the Senate because of a revenue measure contained within the new deal.
“Here’s the unique challenge, (Speaker) Nancy Pelosi when she was speaker before did not pass trade measures. She doesn’t like trade measures, so she blocked them when she was speaker,” Lankford said.
Nitro-Lift is a premier oilfield services company that specializes in nitrogen services for the upstream, midstream, downstream and offshore sectors of the oil & business. Nitro-Lift also provides fabrication services for pipeline and midstream uses, as well as operating a well test division.