President Trump argues that tariffs brought about an immigration enforcement agreement with Mexico and will force China to make a trade deal.
Trump's remarks to CNBC follow his tweets touting the deal with Mexico that kept the U.S. from slapping tariffs on Mexican goods.
Buoyed by activists who helped to push seven states to enact $15 wage floors, Democratic candidates have tossed aside caution about a sweeping nationwide minimum wage hike.
The impact of a widening trade war between the U.S and major trading partners like China and Mexico will be felt very unevenly by American workers.
"Position has not changed, and we are still moving forward with tariffs at this time," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.
The delayed legislation will send funds to the hurricane-battered island of Puerto Rico and to states damaged by hurricanes, flooding, wildfires and earthquakes.
The goal should not be "punishing Mexico," Pelosi said, "because in punishing Mexico, we'll be punishing America as well."
Sanders introduces a shareholder proposal that would make the company's roughly 1.5 million hourly workers eligible for board nominations.
Mitch McConnell and members of the Senate GOP caucus hope Trump will scrap tariffs on Mexico before they have to decide whether to rebuke him.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren called for aggressive intervention in markets in a detailed plan to create jobs and pursue "fundamental" economic changes.