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Ross defends 232 auto probe: 'Without economic security you can't have military security'

May 24, 2018 at 9:36 AM
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Thursday defended a new Section 232 probe into auto imports by drawing direct ties between the automotive industry and what he called “military security.” Ross initiated the investigation on Wednesday after being directed to consider it by the president. On CNBC Thursday morning , Ross noted that Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 defines national security broadly “to include the impact on employment, to include a very big variety of things” that...

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