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Import tax gets no way, wait-and-see responses from CO delegation

Author: Mike McKibbin - February 6, 2017 - Updated: February 6, 2017

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President Donald Trump’s proposed 20 percent import tax on Mexican products to pay for an immigration control wall along the border between the U.S. and Mexico would have a big impact on Colorado’s rural economy, according to economists. Such a tax would increase the price of Mexican goods for U.S. consumers, who would ultimately pay for Trump's immigration control wall on the border between the two countries, opponents say. Any such tax hike would require approval from Congress, and among members of Colorado's Congressional delegation who reacted to Trump's wall and import tax proposal or responded to requests from The Colorado Statesman, Republicans took a wait-and-see stance while Democrats were opposed.

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Mike McKibbin

Mike McKibbin

Mike McKibbin is a Denver and Washington political reporter for The Colorado Statesman. A long-time Colorado-based journalist, he has worked as an editor and bureau reporter and won numerous Colorado Press Association and Associated Press awards. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcKibbin7 and email mike@coloradostatesman.com.