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(Daily News)
April 02, 2019

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) believes the administration will not give lawmakers its Section 232 report on autos because it could “embarrass” the administration, he said on Tuesday.


(Daily News)
April 02, 2019

Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton on Tuesday said he recommends imposing dollar-for-dollar tariffs in response to the U.S. Section 232 duties on steel and aluminum, contending that a solution must be reached this month if the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is to be ratified this year.


(Daily News)
April 02, 2019

Democrats' concerns with U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement enforcement cannot be fixed in implementing legislation, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said on Tuesday, suggesting that talks must be re-opened before NAFTA’s replacement can be passed by Congress.


(Daily News)
April 01, 2019

Some concerns with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement held by labor groups and Democratic lawmakers can be addressed via the deal's implementing legislation, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said on Monday, but he contended that enforcement issues likely could not be fixed without re-opening negotiations.


(Daily News)
April 01, 2019

Labor legislation under consideration in the Mexican Congress fails to meet the requirements of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, according to a letter House Democrats Bill Pascrell (NJ) and Rosa DeLauro (CT) plan to send to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in the coming days.


(Daily News)
March 29, 2019

Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA), co-chair of the Congressional U.S.-China Working Group, said this week that during a recent visit to China, officials there linked the passage of a foreign investment law to U.S. concerns about structural reforms.


(In Trade)
March 29, 2019

The Michigan Republican called the bank “a prime example of Washington’s addiction to political cronyism.”


(Daily News)
March 28, 2019

A compromise bill to limit the president's ability to impose national security trade restrictions likely will be introduced as an amendment to a larger, “must-pass” piece of legislation to improve its chances of avoiding a presidential veto, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) said on Thursday.


(Daily News)
March 28, 2019

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Thursday called on Congress to end a “needless conundrum” facing the Export-Import Bank by confirming a quorum to the bank’s board.


(Daily News)
March 28, 2019

Reps. Tom Reed (R-NY) and Will Hurd (R-TX) said this week that Trump administration officials have told them a U.S.-China deal is close, giving them hope that a comprehensive deal could be reached before debate over the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement begins in earnest.


(In Trade)
March 28, 2019

“Imposing tariffs under Section 232 on autos and auto parts for reasons not related to national security concerns clearly oversteps the authority granted by Congress.”


(Daily News)
March 27, 2019

Despite mounting enforcement concerns among Democrats, several Republican lawmakers said this week that the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement should be passed by the summer.


(Daily News)
March 27, 2019

Negotiations for a final bill to amend Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 are “going very well” at the staff level, Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said on Wednesday.


(In Trade)
March 27, 2019

The senators eye Section 232, say “Section 301 would be subject to further congressional scrutiny, more directly involving the United States Trade Representative working with congressional committees.”


(Daily News)
March 27, 2019

As the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity meets in Paris this week, the Congressional Steel Caucus on Tuesday heard from domestic companies that want the U.S. to maintain robust Section 232 tariffs.


(In Trade)
March 27, 2019

Sen. Wicker and Rep. Garamendi urge Lighthizer and others to ensure “any agreement negotiated with China involving increased purchases of American energy require that U.S.-flag vessels employing American mariners play a key role in the export of crude oil and LNG.”


(In Trade)
March 27, 2019

“Any restrictions imposed by the president would be limited to a defined period of time unless extended by an Act of Congress.”


(In Trade)
March 26, 2019

Ways & Means trade panel ranking member Vern Buchanan said he was “optimistic. We've got a lot of momentum. [Lighthizer] was there to talk about a meeting with Democrats. It seems like there's some momentum there as well.”


(Daily News)
March 26, 2019

Labor group representatives on Tuesday offered lawmakers suggestions for how the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement could be reworked to include sufficient labor enforcement mechanisms, with the AFL-CIO pitching an option that would give citizens standing to sue governments if the deal's dispute settlement process went awry.


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