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AFP: Trade Security Act is a Step in the Right Direction

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AFP: Trade Security Act is a Step in the Right Direction

02.06.19 04:47 PM

ARLINGTON, Va. – Americans for Prosperity*announced support for*Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Rep. Ron Kind’s*(D-Wisc.)*bipartisan*Trade Security Act*introduced*in both chambers of Congress*Wednesday. This legislation*is a welcome move to*update the procedure for levying Section 232 tariffs for national security reasons and to allow more tariff actions to undergo the scrutiny of a Congressional disapproval vote. Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips had this to say: “With each new tariff, American workers, businesses and consumers*face what is essentially higher taxes that undermine economic expansion and job growth. The bipartisan Trade Security Act will allow*Congress to provide a check on new tariffs. We support the efforts of Sen. Portman, Rep. Kind and other lawmakers from both parties pursuing legislation to provide*congressional review and approval of tariff increases. Our ultimate goal should be the elimination of all protectionist policies. This legislation is a step in the right direction.” Background:* AFP and Freedom Partners Join Coalition Urging Restoration of Congressional Tariff Authority AFP, CF&P Urge USTR to Forge Free and Open Trade Pact between U.S and the U.K AFP Calls on Washington to Lower Trade Barriers, Not Create New Ones with the Reciprocal Trade Act Trade Principles The United States should eliminate all trade barriers, regardless […]

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