Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, center, and President Donald Trump listen to Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., speak during a meeting with lawmakers about trade policy in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Washington. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is looking for advice from a range of lawmakers as he considers whether to impose trade sanctions on aluminum and steel imports.

The president is meeting at the White House with nearly 20 lawmakers, including a number of senators representing Rust Belt states like Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan.

Trump says the administration is “considering all options” but he’s considering issuing “tariffs and/or quotas.”

The administration has been weighing whether to slap tariffs on aluminum and steel imports by arguing they pose a threat to national security. But some opponents warn that countries like China could retaliate and create a trade war.

The president says he wants to “keep prices down but I also want to make sure that we have a steel industry and an aluminum industry.”

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