Americans for Prosperity Pushes Back Against Trump Tariffs

McConnell Cancels Most of Senate’s August Recess 

The legislation was crafted after Trump announced tariffs on US allies Mexico, Canada and the European Union. It's something Corker acknowledged to reporters when he noted that "doing anything up here is like pushing a major boulder uphill".

"Without a strong economy, you can't have a strong national security", Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said, giving the administration's justification for the tariffs.

Joining Corker in introducing the plan was Democratic Sen. He pledged to veto an omnibus spending bill earlier this year. They were successful in repealing the individual mandate that requires all Americans to have health insurance after it was included in the GOP's tax reform legislation that Trump signed into law in December.

Republicans are aiming to maintain control in the Senate, they now only have a 51-46 majority, leaving McConnell's future as Senate Majority Leader up in the air.

Aides and lawmakers said the March effort had to some degree succeeded, with the White House crafting exemptions for several close allies - until the administration announced those exemptions for the EU, Mexico and Canada lapsed this week. But until we can deal with these unfair practices and so forth, we will not have fair trade.

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"The US business and agriculture community is profoundly concerned about how newly imposed tariffs - and the inevitable foreign retaliation arriving in the next few weeks - will lead to lost American jobs", Bradley said in a statement.

There are eight days of session left for this legislative year, which means people are coming out in droves to the Capitol to make sure their bills see a vote. According to Corker, Trump thought that this proposal "takes away his negotiating ability".

Republican leaders have balked at the idea of using legislation to stop Trump with House Speaker Paul Ryan - who opposed aluminum and steel tariffs last week - telling reporters Wednesday morning that there was little appetite to pass legislation in the House similar to Corker's.

"Mitch McConnell can't have it both ways he spends all his time bragging to his base that they've appointed more judges than anyone else and now he's saying they haven't pointed enough", the New York Democrat said.

"Honestly, Laura, I can't see us going back to immigration this year unless there was some proposal that the president actually was OK with and said he was willing to sign".

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In fact, the progressive wing's embrace of the plan could reveal that McConnell's real reason for keeping senators in Washington wasn't about harming Democrats up for reelection, but protecting Republicans in the same situation. "It's a disgrace", Trump said.

Corker isn't alone on his side of the aisle. Sen.

"This bill is not in my high priority list", Senator John DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse) said.

Now, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to bring that to an end - and the timing couldn't be more suspect.

McConnell's decision upset Democrats, many of whom are up for re-election and would rather be home campaigning. It also hinders Democrats in the Senate from campaigning for reelection during the four-week break.

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Sen. Chris Van Hollen, the Democrat from Maryland who is the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, is portraying the schedule change as an opportunity for legislating and messaging. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. "I don't think we need to be trying to rein in the president through legislation", he said Wednesday on SiriusXM's "The Big Picture".

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