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A bloc of Senate Republicans is readying legislation to halt Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs, in the most provocative step yet taken to thwart the president on trade.
GOP leaders have spent this week urging Trump to reconsider his tariff plan, warning of a snowballing trade war that could choke off the economic benefits of the tax cuts they are touting on the campaign trail. While their efforts may have succeeded in narrowing the tariffs’ impact, Trump is pressing ahead — leaving Republicans pondering how to check the leader of their own party.
Senate Republicans discussed the matter in depth on Thursday, just hours before Trump announced he would go through with his crackdown on imported metals. And they are gearing up for an open clash with Trump over economic policy, with Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) telling reporters that he will introduce legislation to block the tariffs.
“If it’s anything approximating what he’s talking about, introduce legislation to nullify it. I’m assuming I’m not going to be the only one doing that,” Flake told reporters before the plan was formally issued. “Nobody knows what it is, so we can’t do anything until we know what it is.”….