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House Democrats push for tariff relief in response to coronavirus

March 11, 2020 at 12:15 PM
Democrats on the House Ways & Means Committee told U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Wednesday that the administration should consider lifting tariffs to blunt the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but several members said he was not receptive to the proposal. Lighthizer met with members of the panel on Wednesday to discuss a range of trade issues. At the meeting, Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) and other members raised the issue of tariff relief. “As the administration is looking...

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