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McConnell warns tariffs could lead to trade war; Hatch urges refocus on new markets

March 06, 2018
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday weighed in for the first time on President Trump’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, citing a “high level of concern” among Republican senators who fear that the trade restrictions could backfire. One of those senators, Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), sent Trump a letter urging him to “refocus your administration's efforts on opening overseas markets for American exporters without imposing harmful and unnecessary tax increases on American workers and...

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