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house Bill H.R. 1008

Should Congress Reassert its Authority Over Trade and Tariff Policy?

Argument in favor

Congress needs to reassert its constitutional authority over U.S. trade and tariff policies and expand its oversight of the executive branch, particularly as it relates to tariffs imposed by President Trump on questionable national security grounds.

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03/02/2019
Yes. Congress is and should be The Authority.. Not having checks and balances, is unethical and unconstitutional. The United States is not a dictatorship.
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Kodiwodi's Opinion
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03/02/2019
Given as our current President has absolutely no idea what constitutes a National Security Threat, nor a National Emergency, it makes great sense that both the DOD and Congress are more involved in their actual constitutional roles, the DOD deciding what actually is a threat to the Nation and Congress handling the Power of the Purse.
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Thelma's Opinion
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03/02/2019
Congress has given away too much of its power to the executive branch. We must regain balance if we are going to represent all Americans once more.
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Argument opposed

The president has the power to impose tariffs due to national security concerns and there’s no need for Congress to interfere in how the executive branch carries out U.S. trade policy. Alternatively, it wouldn’t apply retroactively to Trump’s tariffs.

Cherie65's Opinion
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03/02/2019
You mean should democrats continue to power grab? No. This has become a fight for the right to stop the deeply disturb left from completely screwing up our country. Every single issue, including this, they support is NOT about what’s best for Americans, it’s about contoling us from cradle (if you lucky enough to survive birth) to grave. Mark my words, we are moving incrementally to a fascist, socialist government. What list is next?
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Dennis's Opinion
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03/02/2019
Congress has been a do nothing bunch for years. Trump is finally getting things done and they fight him every step of the way.
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Jim2423's Opinion
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03/02/2019
It appears the Democrats are just a bunch of whiny 😫 poohs. Our President is doing fine with our trade agreements. Congress is not doing a very good job anyways with all their Kangaroo Courts.
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      house Committees
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedFebruary 6th, 2019
    Funny how many bills like this I see now. Then whenever the president is Democratic again & congress isn’t, they’ll want to reassert the president’s power over trade. Let’s let congress do everything. Then kick everyone that isn’t a far leftist out of office. “Trump is a liar & doesn’t know what he’s doing” -followed by 0 evidence to back that up.
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    This is part of system of checks and balance. It was set up this way to eliminate the chance that one branch could control the government.
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    Congress has done a crappy job for a long time. They aren’t working for us they work for their donors
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    👎🏻👎🏻 HOUSE H.R. 1008 bill AKA the Trade Security Act of 2019 👎🏻👎🏻 I’m in strong opposition to this HOUSE H.R. 1008 bill AKA the Trade Security Act of 2019 — would reform the Section 232 statute to ensure that any Section 232 trade actions are based on national security determinations by the Dept. of Defense (DOD) and give Congress more power to reject tariffs levied under Section 232. The president has the power to impose tariffs, under Constitutional rules, due to national security concerns and there’s no need for Congress to interfere in how the executive branch carries out U.S. trade policy. Alternatively, it wouldn’t apply retroactively to Trump’s tariffs. This is nothing more than the Democrats trying to usurp the Presidential Powers, Duties and Constitutional Responsibility’s. SneakyPete..... 👎🏻👿👿👿👎🏻 3*2*19.....
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    Congress has done nothing for the US but refuse to charge reciprocal tariffs. Reciprocal tariffs are the ONLY fair trade that should exist.
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    The president is trying to repair the things that the congress has messed up for many many years and now they want to mess that up to. WIN Win win
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    Our Executive has trade, and tariff authority. Congress must support Our President. Other Nations could, and should not negotiate with all the individuals in Congress. Congress has enough to do. Try doing you job, instead of getting into new areas. Pass Our Budget. Build Our Wall. Secure Our Borders. Enforce Our Laws. Support Our President.
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    President Trump is doing an amazing job! Congress hasn't helped Americans in a very long time! Especially when Dems are in control. It's a worthless party anymore. They do more harm than good The Dem party is Dead & has changed to Socialist Dems party. Sick really
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    Go Trump admin
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    It's interesting that now this argument is made after Americans endured 8 years of executive authority abuse than the media and the American people applauded it. He consistently vetoed and used executive orders to promote whatever he felt necessary often at the expense of putting America first period we now have a president who doesn't follow the establishment and now the establishment suddenly once to curtail executive power. While in general I would agree that Congress should have oversight of such things, how do you reconcile the previous 8 years were executive authority
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    Nothing will get done when Congress is given control. Let the President deal with issue and a efficient expedient manner.
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    Eventually yes, but not this congress. This congress is BS crazy and for the most part needs to be impeached for violating the oath of office.
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    If Congress hasn’t known to do this until now, I’d say it’s too late, our President has taken the initiative.
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    Why do democrats hate our country so much, why not just get out instead of destroying it. Congress has been giving bureaucrats of departments and agencies The power for many years, just so they don’t have to take the fall for it. They mostly only pass meaningless bills or bills that make no sense, and power grabs. How about you stop fighting every step this President makes and help the country. That’s exactly what you’re doing a power grab, endless obstructions and power grabbing.
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    Let trump do his job. He done more for the country than the rest of government ever has.
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    Balance our budget is your job you don’t need any more power. You can’t even do the jobs we elected you for we don’t need more laws!!!
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    #FireCongress #TermLimmits
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    This is just a power grab due to the lefts hatred and disdain... Please put your hatred for this current president aside.. you are not acting in the best interests of democracy and all Americans, you are acting out of revenge... is this how you want to ‘shine your light’ for all people!? You serve all Americans, not just the ones that agree with you... This is not the way and never has been - otherwise you would have done this a long time ago 😢
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    Not just yes, but H*** yes!
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    Congress is too busy pandering to foriegn invaders and "fundraising" to represent their constituents.
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