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Congress

(In Trade)
June 19, 2018

“The Senate Finance Committee – which has jurisdiction over international trade policy – will further examine Section 232 and opportunities for a better course forward.”


(Daily News)
June 15, 2018

An amendment to a must-pass defense bill that would prevent the Trump administration from lifting sanctions on Chinese telecom giant ZTE may lead to a battle in Congress after the White House signaled opposition to it this week.


(Daily News)
June 15, 2018

With Section 301 tariffs on roughly $34 billion of Chinese products set to go into effect on July 6, China analysts, former trade officials and outside advisers to the administration are eyeing a new deadline for a negotiated settlement to be reached.


(Daily News)
June 14, 2018

Several members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Thursday backed Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland’s contention that President Trump’s trade strategy toward Canada is largely misguided.


(Daily News)
June 14, 2018

Proponents of the Export-Import Bank in the Senate say they are heartened by President Trump’s move to tap Kimberly Reed to lead the agency, but critics say she must commit to reforming the bank to win their support.


(In Trade)
June 14, 2018

The Wall Street Journal writes that Kimberly Reed – nominated last year to serve as first vice president of the bank's board – will “soon” be tapped for the top slot.


(In Trade)
June 13, 2018

“I think they ought to be able to close this out in the months ahead.”


(Daily News)
June 13, 2018

The White House on Wednesday issued a soft warning to Congress against an amendment to a defense bill that would re-impose potentially fatal penalties on Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE and undo a less severe deal it agreed to with the Trump administration earlier this month.


(In Trade)
June 13, 2018

Announcing a June 20 hearing, Chairman Hatch says the tariffs “are ultimately paid by American consumers and cause harm to American manufacturers, undermining the success of tax reform.”


(In Trade)
June 13, 2018

“In our view, India, like China and other countries, is abusing WTO rules by unilaterally retaliating without authorization, and we urge you to confront such abuses.”


(Daily News)
June 12, 2018

Sen. Bob Corker’s (R-TN) effort to attach an amendment to a defense bill that would allow Congress to approve the imposition of Section 232 tariffs was rebuffed on Tuesday by Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK).


(Daily News)
June 12, 2018

Members of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday questioned nominees for key trade posts on how they would try to ensure due process is followed in Section 232 investigations and probed whether the U.S. is adequately prepared for retaliation.


(Daily News)
June 12, 2018

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) is blocking all amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act in an attempt to force a vote on his measure to require congressional approval for the imposition of Section 232 tariffs, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) said Tuesday.


(In Trade)
June 12, 2018

Scalise: “When there are negotiations going on, everyone is trying to get leverage, so people get a little heated. What the end result is should be our main concern.”


(Daily News)
June 11, 2018

The Senate on Monday approved an amendment to a defense bill that would keep the Commerce Department from lifting sanctions on Chinese telecom giant ZTE, but another amendment from Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), requiring congressional approval for the imposition of Section 232 tariffs, still has procedural hurdles to overcome.


(Daily News)
June 11, 2018

Sens. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Dean Heller (R-NV) last week introduced legislation that would roll back safeguard duties on solar products in an attempt to shore up an industry that they say has been stifled by President Trump's restrictions.


(In Trade)
June 11, 2018

“Renewing the current inadequate trade negotiating authority would ensure this bad law remains in place until 2021.”


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