Republican senator introduces bill to quash Trump's tariffs

Republican senator introduces bill to quash Trump's tariffs

"I think we're making progress without legislation", said Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said President Donald Trump needed to be challenged by a Republican in 2020 presidential primary.

Baldwin, who like Walker is up for re-election in November, said the best way to support Wisconsin workers is to enact strong buy-American standards like the ones she's supported, as well as renegotiate a better deal on the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Cornyn is among the Republicans who've bucked the president on the tariffs, warning that they risk undermining strong USA economic growth and undercutting the benefits of the Republican tax cut legislation passed a year ago.

Fast-forward to earlier this month, when Trump hastily announced he would be placing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, a proposal deemed sacrilegious by traditional Republican orthodoxy and sure to win him few allies. "But that's not to say it will stay that way", Flake said.

Flake, whom many speculate has his own presidential ambitions, did not indicate whether he meant to be that challenger.

In Wisconsin, which went for Trump by the narrowest of margins, Republican Gov. Scott Walker has warned that tariffs could hurt the state's canning and beer industries. Sen.

In fact, 12 of the 15 states that will likely take the biggest tariff hits are red states, according to new analysis from the Brookings Institute. The series, put on by the New Hampshire Institute of Politics and New England Council, describes its mission as providing "New Hampshire and New England business leaders with a chance to meet with major party presidential candidates" and calls itself "a "must-stop" on the presidential campaign trail".

"As a Republican who believes in free trade, limited government, economic freedom, I couldn't be re-elected in my party right now", Flake said. Furthermore, using "national security" as an excuse to unilaterally impose tariffs opens the door for other countries to do the same - allowing them to bypass long-established global trade rules to gain an unfair advantage over American businesses and workers. And, you know, when we only represent just over 20% of the world's economy, only 5% of the world's population, if we don't trade, we don't grow.

"So I think it does real damage long term to the political culture".

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