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Politics Grassley says he wants to rein in Trump tariff powers

23:50  08 january  2020
23:50  08 january  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Grassley said he ‘s committed to finding a compromise on legislation that would rein in Trump ’s authority under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of “You can imagine how the president feels about tariffs ,” Grassley said . “ He may not look favorably on this, so I want a very strong vote in my

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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) said Wednesday that he wanted to advance legislation reining in presidential authority on tariffs in 2020.

Chuck Grassley et al. looking at the camera: Grassley says he wants to rein in Trump tariff powers© Greg Nash Grassley says he wants to rein in Trump tariff powers

"That's been a goal of mine and is still a goal," Grassley said of legislation to reform section 232 of the 1962 Trade Expansion Act, which President Trump has used to impose major tariffs on close U.S. trade partners.

Section 232 gives the president authority to impose tariffs for national security purposes. Trump's trade critics accused him of abusing the authority by imposing steep steel and aluminum tariffs on U.S. allies such as Canada, Mexico, the European Union and Japan.

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Trump later scrapped the tariffs on Canada and Mexico after they agreed to an updated North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump has also threatened to use the authority to impose tariffs on automobile imports from the European Union and Japan.

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Chuck Grassley said he is moving ahead with legislation to curb the president’s authority when it comes to trade powers , specifically “You can imagine how the president feels about tariffs ,” Grassley said . “ He may not look favorably on this, so I want a very strong vote in my committee and

Trump has indicated he wants to quickly overhaul trade relations with Canada and Mexico, but any such move would require Congressional approval of If Mexico fails to act, Tariffs will remain at the high level, and companies located in Mexico may start moving back to the United States to make their

Grassley has long discussed imposing Congressional oversight on 232 authority, and said he thought there was enough will to advance legislation this year.

"It may be just the committee working its will, but I think that there's enough desire in my committee to do something about 232," he said Wednesday.

"I think as far as my committee is concerned, 232 is the best we could do in legislation," he added.

Grassley noted that he had yet to discuss the prospect with the committee's top Democrat, Sen. Ron Wyden (Oregon).

Last month, Wyden said he was open to working out a response.

"I am all for putting some guardrails in this administration's unpredictable and chaotic trade policy. We haven't been able to find the solution yet, but I am ready to continue to work with the chairman to find a legislative solution that will garner wide bipartisan support," he said.

These Republicans voted yes on the War Powers resolution .
The House of Representatives on Thursday approved the Iran War Powers resolution -- an effort to restrain President Donald Trump's ability to use military action against Iran without congressional approval -- with the support of three Republicans on Thursday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Republicans Reps. Matt Gaetz and Francis Rooney of Florida as well as Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky all crossed party lines to vote in favor of the resolution.

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