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Senate Considers Ways to Limit Trump's Authority on Tariffs

  • Finance Committee to move legislation on 232 tariffs: Hatch
  • Corker bill on tariffs expected to be offered to farm bill
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The pressure on President Donald Trump’s trade moves is mounting as Republican senators consider options to limit his unilateral authority to impose tariffs on national-security grounds.

A leader in the drive, GOP Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, said he will try to attach language reining in the president’s authority to a farm bill pending in the full Senate this week. And Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, chairman of the Finance Committee, which oversees trade policy, said Tuesday that he plans to advance stand-alone legislation that would address members’ concerns about Trump’s imposition of new duties.