Dems Say Trump Must Release Nat'l Security Tariff Report

Law360 (February 13, 2020, 8:30 PM EST) -- President Donald Trump’s failure to turn over to Congress a U.S. Department of Commerce report probing national security risks associated with imported auto parts violates federal laws and threatens foreign relations, nine House Democrats wrote in a letter Thursday.

In the letter sent to Trump, members of the New Democrat Coalition, a group of center-leaning Democrats generally amenable to free trade, said Commerce’s report that found auto part imports to be a national security threat should have been released by Jan. 19 as Congress stipulated in the 2020 budget.

Under the budget bill and Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act...

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