Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Sen.
Trump summoned 13 GOP senators to the Oval Office for a late-afternoon meeting Wednesday that lasted two hours, seeking allies in an effort to push back against proposed legislation that would require the president to get congressional approval for such tariffs. It's unclear how much Democratic support exists and there's now no commitment their House counterparts would follow suit.
And, in fact, the President may veto something despatched his manner. The measure, among other things, codifies the abortion rights in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision into state law. For a 60-day period following submission, legislation to approve the proposal will qualify for expedited consideration, guaranteeing the opportunity for debate and a vote. The bill would apply to all actions moving forward, as well as those taken at any point within the last two years. "I strongly believe there is a plan in place to lead us to better trade deals".
"The US has made such bad trade deals over so many years that we can only WIN!" Trump tweeted on Monday.
Toomey, who was re-elected in 2016 and thus insulated from immediate voter blowback, engaged with the Trump administration on tariffs as early as March 8, calling them a mistake.
By mid-afternoon, House GOP leaders had released no updates on their plans for a five-week break beginning July 27.
Pressed about legislation from Sen. "It's something Corker acknowledged to reporters when he noted 'doing anything up here is like pushing a major boulder uphill'".
In a statement on May 24, Corker said that President Trump "abusing the authorities granted to him in Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962" was part of "a unsafe course and should be abandoned immediately".
Requested if these powers of persuasion have been efficient, Cornyn cracked a smile.
"Sometimes", he said. "Not always, but sometimes".
But Corker was undeterred, and referred to this proposal as a "legislative prerogative".
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Trump announced the tariffs in March, saying they were necessary to protect the United States from unfair competition. You know, whether you like it or not, and it may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run.
"Well, I don't know about the House, but in the Senate it's not on our agenda", he said of considering immigration bills.
"It was warmly obtained", Corker stated of his presentation. "There will be some who have hesitations over politics".
If senate majority leader Mitch McConnell calls a vote on the bill in coming days, it will be a sign that he, too, has decided it is time to curb Trump. Even when Republicans admit Trump is going down a unsafe road, and rhetorically object to destructive policies, they haven't the nerve to challenge him.
"We had an agreement", Stewart-Cousins said, "... that we would present the amendment".
Hochul, a former Buffalo-area congresswoman, said she didn't take it personally, and that she "wouldn't descend to that level".
It remains an open question where Democrats sit on the bill - which was still being finalized Tuesday evening.
"These kinds of tariffs are a big mistake, and using national security as an excuse is a bigger mistake", said Lamar Alexander, the Republican from Tennessee, who has voted in support of Trump more than 94% of the time in the past".
"If the Democrats can't win both in NY and, say, the Great Plains, we'll never be the majority", he said.
Sen. Liz Krueger, a Manhattan Democrat, was set to explain the amendment and the reasons for voting for it when DeFrancisco, again surprising Democrats, rose to say the GOP would accept it. According to The Hill, the other goal is to prevent Democratic incumbents from campaigning at home, giving an advantage to their GOP challengers.