Congressman Cleaver to Collect Feedback on Impacts of Tariffs

Jul 31, 2018
Press Release


(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II would like to hear from businesses in the Fifth District of Missouri impacted by recently imposed tariffs.

“I want to hear from business organizations, farm operations and workers in the Fifth District who are worried about a trade war or are already feeling the impact of tariffs on their businesses,” said Congressman Cleaver.

Business leaders who wish to speak with Congressman Cleaver about their concerns can visit his website at to enter their information.

Or, if preferred, you can contact one of my district offices to fill-out a survey in person.


Kansas City, MO Office: 101 W. 31st Street, Kansas City, MO 64108, (816) 842-4545

Higginsville, MO Office: 1923 Main Street, Higginsville, MO 64037, (660)-584-7373

Independence, MO Office: 211 Maple Ave., Independence, MO 64050, (816) 833-4545

In June, Congressman Cleaver, along with Canadian Consul General John Cruickshank, hosted a public meeting in Higginsville, Missouri for farmers and local business leaders to discuss the impact of tariffs and the future of NAFTA renegotiations. He also attended a dinner with Kansas City business leaders to answer questions about trade and the impacts of tariffs.

President Trump imposed tariffs on the European Union, Canada, China, and Mexico. In retaliation, those countries have imposed tariffs on the U.S. In addition to the direct impacts of tariffs on American-made goods which businesses want to sell in overseas markets, tariffs can have negative effects on the price of goods for American consumers. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimated $881 million of Missouri exports are threatened by retaliatory tariffs.

You can see an interactive map of how each state is threatened here.

Emanuel Cleaver, II is the U.S. Representative for Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District, which includes Kansas City, Independence, Lee’s Summit, Raytown, Grandview, Sugar Creek, Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Oak Grove, North Kansas City, Gladstone, Claycomo, and all of Ray, Lafayette, and Saline Counties. He is a member of the exclusive House Financial Services Committee, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, and also a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus. For more information, please contact Heather Frierson at 816-842-4545 or A high-resolution photo of Congressman Cleaver is available here.