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Hatch calls 232 tariffs ‘misguided;’ Flake promises legislation to counter Trump’s actions

March 09, 2018
President Trump’s steel and aluminum tariff announcement was met with mixed messages from Capitol Hill, ranging from some Democrats’ applause for Trump to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch’s (R-UT) disappointment over what he called a “misguided” move -- and one member of the president’s party is promising legislation to nullify the tariffs. “Slapping aluminum and steel imports with tariffs of this magnitude is misguided. It undermines the benefits that the new tax law provides and runs counter to our...

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