Senator Grassley Looking to Hold Committee Meeting on Tariff Power Bill

Date: August 13, 2019

On Aug 7, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) told reporters that he is working on setting up a committee meeting to discuss a bill he’s constructing that will move the authority to impose Section 232 tariffs to Congress.

The bill aims to serve as a compromise between similar pieces of legislation introduced by Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio). According to Politico, “the bill is expected to curb the president's power to impose tariffs unilaterally and serve as a check on Trump's national security tariff powers under Section 232.” Grassley wants the committee to meet on the matter between late September and early October.

Grassley noted the possible bi-partisan support that could arise from his legislation. “It’s hopeful we will have a bipartisan, Grassley-Wyden mark that I can put down,” he said.

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