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Senate passes non-binding motion to give Congress a role in Section 232 decisions

July 11, 2018
The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a non-binding motion to restore congressional authority over tariffs enacted to protect national security. The motion directs Senate energy and water appropriations bill conferees to include in the legislation language that would provide “a role for Congress in making a determination under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.” The vote passed 88-11, with only Republicans opposing it. The vote was the first official move by the Senate to rebuke President Trump...


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