Congressional Republicans Unlikely To Act To Counter Trump on Tariffs

Republican lawmakers are not happy about President Donald Trump's import tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Wisconsin's three highest-ranking Republicans - House Speaker Paul Ryan, U.S. Sen. Without coming out in favor or against the tariffs, Baldwin said the decision "sends a strong message to bad actors like China" but also called for Trump to exempt European trading partners and do more to "target China's cheating".

But those exemptions weren't enough to placate congressional Republicans who have traditionally opposed protectionist action on trade.

"There is, clearly, abuse occurring...clearly, there is overcapacity: dumping in transhipping of steel and aluminum by some countries, particularly China". "We're going to continue to have one, but that doesn't mean we have to agree on everything".

Flake said the new tariffs, which function as taxes on imports, of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum would be detrimental to the United States economy and must be stopped. "I will immediately draft and introduce legislation to nullify these tariffs, and I urge my colleagues to pass it before this exercise in protectionism inflicts any more damage on the economy".

Flake, 55, described himself in October as out of step with his party and said he would not seek re-election.

Trump invited the workers to speak. The current FAA reauthorization is up March 31, but Congress is likely to pass a temporary fix in the spending bill before a formal reauthorization this summer. He said he was glad Trump included an exemption for Canada and Mexico but said he would press the White House for more changes. John McCain, expressed concern that Trump's sharp tariffs will actually hurt the US economy.

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Although he has voted for Trump's policies, such as the Republican tax overhaul previous year, Flake has continued criticizing Trump when he disagrees with him.

Asked whether he would back legislation to undo the tariffs, Johnson said: "We'll cross that bridge when we come to it".

Flake, an Arizona conservative who has frequently feuded with Trump, said in a statement that Trump's "so-called "flexible tariffs" are a marriage of two lethal poisons to economic growth - protectionism and uncertainty".

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

Trump frequently took to Twitter to whack his fellow Republicans.

"We're not going to raise gas taxes".

Historically proponents of free trade, several Republicans dubbed the measures "stupid" and "misguided" - if the United States increases the cost of both materials, they hold, American producers of vehicles and other products will suffer setbacks on the global playing field, and consumers will pay more.

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