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house Bill H.R. 6923

Should Congress Have the Power to Approve or Reject All Tariffs?

Argument in favor

Congress should assert its power as a coequal branch of government and give itself the ability to approve or reject tariffs proposed by the president. Ill-advised tariffs can escalate relatively small disagreements into full blown trade wars that hurt workers and the economy.

Mike's Opinion
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11/30/2018
Tariffs are like taxes, they should originate in the house then voted on by both houses. Trump has been using an outdated loophole to impose tariffs as a national security issue. What he is doing now, in no way, qualify as a national security issue!
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11/30/2018
Sadly, we need this after a reckless dolt abuses his office.
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11/30/2018
Tariff’s are terrible economic policy. Giving congress the ability to approve or deny is an excellent idea. Convince those do nothings to approve a stupid policy.
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Argument opposed

It’s unnecessary for Congress to review all tariffs, as the president’s authority to establish tariffs to protect U.S. economic interests benefits American companies and workers. Alternatively, Congress is already getting more involved in the imposition of tariffs so this bill isn’t needed.

Doug's Opinion
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11/30/2018
This is a clear attempt to pass legislation to tie the hands of President Trump. If Congress did their job, the President wouldn’t have to step in.
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Peanut's Opinion
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11/30/2018
CONgress is filled with incompetent dopes and liars. They cant do their jobs as it is don’t give them more things to do.
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12/01/2018
Absolutely not. No meddling in tariffs. Congress cannot handle even the most basic of tasks, such as funding our desperately needed southern border wall. No way in hell should Congress stick their noses into yet another area where they don’t belong.
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    Tariffs are like taxes, they should originate in the house then voted on by both houses. Trump has been using an outdated loophole to impose tariffs as a national security issue. What he is doing now, in no way, qualify as a national security issue!
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    This is a clear attempt to pass legislation to tie the hands of President Trump. If Congress did their job, the President wouldn’t have to step in.
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    Sadly, we need this after a reckless dolt abuses his office.
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    Tariff’s are terrible economic policy. Giving congress the ability to approve or deny is an excellent idea. Convince those do nothings to approve a stupid policy.
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    One person SHOULD NOT HAVE THE POWER OF PUTTING TARIFFS ON OTHER COUNTRIES. IT should be a combined effort with Congress & the President agreeing to do it & making declarations to the people why & What Tariffs would be instituted & WHAT COMPANIES OR PEOPLE THEY WILL AFFECT.
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    Tarrifs affect all of us...no one person should make that decision
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    CONgress is filled with incompetent dopes and liars. They cant do their jobs as it is don’t give them more things to do.
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    There is no reason that justifies the President having the sole authority to impose tariffs on exports. This is a representative democracy. Congress needs to be able to approve or disapprove the use of tariffs which are taxes and therefore entirely within Congress’ responsibility.
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    Absolutely not. No meddling in tariffs. Congress cannot handle even the most basic of tasks, such as funding our desperately needed southern border wall. No way in hell should Congress stick their noses into yet another area where they don’t belong.
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    Congress already holds this power. The current tariffs are being enacted under a Presidential power to do so in emergencies, while at this time there is no emergency, so, as usual, it’s another Trump Head fake. Another law to enact a power that is already in the Constitution is excessive, unless it takes away the power of the President to act in so called emergencies.
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    Trump needs someone to take his crayons away. MTGA make trump go away.
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    Our politicians from both houses have gotten us into these huge trade imbalances in the 1st place; why, I ask would we ever give them sway over anything anymore? Lobbyists, special interests, foreign trade influence, all have impacted their decisions for decades. Meanwhile our intellectual properties have been pillaged, our country has had crap products dumped on it, manufacturing declined, and workers have suffered. If they had any balls at all, just once these politicians would stay the course and back Trump’s instincts on the fight he has taken to the Chinese and other countries. If the rest of the world saw that he had an iota of support, they’d all back down and maybe we’d actually have fair trade and no tariffs for anyone. All Trump asks for is reciprocity. Stop tying his hands, and see just how far we’d go!
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    No, that falls outside their scope. A scope otherwise ignored the last decade. Concentrate on your job!! It’s why the people elected you!!
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    This is another attempt to obstruct.
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    Congress should have this power to prevent a dictator from destroying the economy. THIS President should have to seek Congressional approval to use the bathroom.
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    Tariffs should only be levied when necessary; Trump doesn't seem to understand that.
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    Absolutely not, this is only gonna be used as another weapon against Trump. #MAGA
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    Congress should have the power to represent the people. If one person is making all decisions based on what he wants, then the people are not represented. This Republican regime is “Taxation without Representation “, exactly what Republicans claim to be against.
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    In my opinion, I don’t think that there are enough checks and balances in the government as is.
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    H.R. 6923 - the Promoting Responsible & Free Trade Act I’m strongly opposed to the passage of this HOUSE bill H.R. 6923 AKA the Promoting Responsible and Free Trade Act which would authorize Congress to review and approve or disapprove potential  tariffs before the president imposes them. If approved, the president would still have final sign off; if denied, the president would no longer need to weigh in. It’s unnecessary for Congress to review all tariffs, as the president’s authority to establish tariffs to protect U.S. economic interests benefits American companies and workers. Alternatively, Congress is already getting more involved in the imposition of tariffs so this bill isn’t needed. SneakyPete..... 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻. 12*1*18.....
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