Dayton to lobby Obama over steel dumping
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton plans to recruit fellow governors this weekend to help convince the president to fight the dumping of foreign cheap steel in this country.
"We are going to push on the issue of restricting foreign steel imports," Dayton told reporters Wednesday shortly after talking to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad about the issue.
Branstad told Dayton that the Hawkeye state has two steel plants, a surprise to the Minnesota governor, and wants President Barack Obama to take action. Dayton said he hopes to get more governors on board during the National Governors' Association winter meeting in Washington Friday through Monday.