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Senate Pushes Back Against Trump's Security-Based Tariffs

Law360 (July 11, 2018, 2:37 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate took a preliminary step to counter the Trump administration's use of a Cold War-era law to impose sweeping tariffs Wednesday, fueling a long-running legislative push to reinstate congressional authority over trade policy.

With its 88-11 vote, the upper chamber approved a nonbinding motion to give Congress a role in administering tariffs under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, which President Donald Trump has used to set duties on steel and aluminum after deeming those imports a threat to national security....
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