House Passes Bill To Lower Hundreds Of Tariffs

Law360, New York (July 22, 2010, 4:11 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that suspends or cuts tariffs on hundreds of products imported by U.S. companies and unavailable domestically.

The U.S. Manufacturing Enhancement Act of 2010, which is geared at increasing U.S. production by lowering its cost, passed Wednesday with a vote of 378-43, with the support of 129 of 171 House Republicans.

The Republican leadership had called on their party to vote against the bill because of a party-imposed ban on legislation with earmarks. The leadership considers limited tariffs earmarks...
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