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Sources: Administration pushing to finish auto investigation before midterms

June 14, 2018 at 11:02 AM
The Trump administration hopes to complete its Section 232 investigation into the national security implications of autos and auto parts imports before voters head to the polls in November, potentially putting Republican lawmakers who oppose tariffs on autos in a precarious position, according to industry sources. A Commerce official on Wednesday said the investigation would “be done when it’s done,” but denied that electoral concerns were a factor in the timing of its completion. But industry sources said President Trump...

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