U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar met with leaders from Cliffs Natural Resources and USW 6860 on Thursday to view the latest construction project at United Taconite.
Senator Klobuchar said she met with workers from USW in 2015 as the layoffs were announced, and after the meeting, she pushed for restrictions on steel dumping.
Klobuchar went on to say that mining companies are becoming more confident, and that it was "Exciting to see that, in the case of United Taconite, all of the workers who were laid off are back on the job today."
Klobuchar met with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDounough on the Iron Range in December and urged him to bring the concerns of those affected by steel dumping to President Obama.
She also invited a laid-off steelworker form Eveleth to be her guest at President Obama's State of the Union Address.
Senator Klobuchar has introduced legislation to crack down on illegal steel dumping, and has worked with Senator Al Franken and Representative Rick Nolan to successfully expedite approval of Trade Adjustment Assistance petitions by workers from affected mining operations.
The Obama Administration has announced actions to fight steel dumping, including more personnel to enforce trade laws, inspections of steel imports and tariff enforcements.
Cliffs Natural Resources is the largest iron ore producer in North America.