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Senators re-introduce bill to expand Pentagon’s role in Section 232 probes

March 16, 2021 at 11:08 AM
Editor's note: This story has been updated to include a response from Sen. Toomey's office. A bipartisan group of senators on Monday re-introduced legislation to reform Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 by delegating the authority to initiate investigations to the Defense Department and giving Congress a more substantial role in assessing any proposed restrictions. The “ Trade Security Act ” would put the Pentagon in charge of making national security determinations and justifying new tariffs...

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