ICYMI: Congress, the President and Trade: Who Should Decide?

The Trump administration’s imposition of tariffs has made trade policy one of today’s most contentious issues, prompting Congress to consider various reforms to make itself more central to trade policymaking.

The Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group met on March 12 for an in-depth policy discussion regarding Congress’ and the president’s constitutional powers when it comes to trade policy, whether Congress should be required to give its assent to allow new tariffs under Section 232 and whether Congress should delegate more “reciprocal” trade authority to the president.

Video available here.

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Marian Currinder
Marian Currinder is a permanent staffer of the U.S. House of Representatives' Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress as of December 2019. ...

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