House Votes to Let Manufacturers Seek Lower Import Tariffs

  • Measure takes aim at duties on materials not made in U.S.
  • For manufacturers, a bright spot in a slow-going trade agenda

The U.S. Capitol building stands prior to President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Jan. 24, 2012, in Washington.

Photographer: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The House voted to let U.S. manufacturers seek lower tariffs on some imported materials they use in their products -- a boost at a time when much of the congressional trade agenda is on hold.

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