Several Us Senator’s from both sides of the political aisle are talking out loud about possibly moving to change America’s move to impose tariff’s on China, Canada, and Europe….
Doing something to take away Donald Trump’s ability to make Economic and Foreign Policy is gonna be a steep mountain to climb….
But it does focus on something that troubles this dog….
We are watching an American President that constantly lies, doesn’t believe the rules of law are for him and is playing for himself and a select band of support in the Grand Ole Party….
Donald Trump’s time in office should be making people worry ( I am) about the lack of checks and balance’s against a President that could be doing things illegal….
A pair of U.S. senators urged Congress on Friday to consider legislation that would rein in President Donald Trump on trade in light of tariffs his administration imposed on imported steel and aluminum.
Speaking to farmers in North Dakota, Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said “maybe we need to rethink” policies that give the president broad authority over international trade. She said Congress has to “assert the role that we have.”
Heitkamp disagrees with the Trump administration’s decision Thursday to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Europe, Mexico and Canada. The action has drawn vows of retaliation from key allies, and threatens to inflate prices for U.S. consumers and companies.
Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., voiced his displeasure with the tariffs on Twitter. He said he would add his name to the list of co-sponsors of a bill from Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah that would subject the president’s trade actions, including raising tariffs, to congressional approval. Toomey said in a series of tweets that the tariffs “hurt American workers, employers, and consumers.”
“Congress should assert its constitutional responsibility and lead on trade policy so Americans keep access to affordable goods and services, and the opportunity to sell our products abroad,” Toomey said.
Many members of Congress have been outspoken in their opposition to the tariffs. Still, Republicans have been reluctant to pick a fight with Trump when it comes to taking up legislation. For example, Lee’s bill was filed in January of last year and had just three co-sponsors before the administration’s announcement…..