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Key GOP lawmakers noncommittal on Trump's 35 percent tariff threat for U.S. companies

December 06, 2016 at 8:29 AM
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and his counterpart in the House, Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), have so far declined to support or oppose President-elect Donald Trump's threat to punish U.S. companies with a 35 percent tariff for moving operations abroad, but both lawmakers instead emphasized the need for corporate tax reform as a means to achieve Trump’s goal of keeping jobs in the U.S. Trump, in a series of Twitter posts on Dec. 4,...


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