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Trump Faces Conservative Backlash Over Push for New Tariff Powers

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Fox News cited Fellow Ryan Young on President Trump and tariffs:

But underscoring the lingering GOP divide on trade, free-market organizations like the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Americans for Tax Reform have called on Congress to fight the policy.

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If Grassley is not on board, it would give the tariff bill little chance of passing the GOP-controlled Senate. That’s a relief for Ryan Young, a fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

“This bill gives [Trump] more reasons legally to impose tariffs,” Young told Fox News. “He doesn't have to offer a national security rationale. He just has to decide another country has more trade barriers than the United States.”

Because the administration is not only looking at tariffs in other countries, Young added that the determination could be subjective and arbitrary if trade barriers aren’t strictly defined in the legislation.

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