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Lawmakers pan Section 232 autos probe, with some mulling limits on presidential trade authority

May 24, 2018 at 4:44 PM
Senate and House lawmakers broadly condemned President Trump’s decision to launch a Section 232 investigation into the national security implications of auto imports, with some questioning whether Congress should try to reclaim some trade authority it has ceded to the executive branch. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) told reporters on Thursday that “Unfortunately, prior Congresses have given the administration – any administration – an awful lot of authority in these areas. We need to start reclaiming some of that authority.” Asked...

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