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Politics Orrin Hatch

  • And the highest-stakes fight still looms: In two weeks, the United States is to start taxing $34 billion in Chinese goods. The tit-for-tat conflict between the United States and China— the world's two largest economies— is poised to escalate from there. "We oppose the act of extreme pressure and blackmail by swinging the big stick of trade protectionism," a...

  • It empowers the president to impose unlimited tariffs if the Commerce Department finds that imports threaten national security. Orrin Hatch of Utah, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said rising steel costs since the imposition of the tariffs have made it harder for a Salt Lake City company to win contracts for custom industrial equipment, while pork...

  • Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross straightens his papers during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on tariffs, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 in Washington.

    Senators from both parties drilled into Ross over the tariffs on metals and separate duties targeting Chinese imports.

  • It empowers the president to impose unlimited tariffs if the Commerce Department finds that imports threaten national security. Orrin Hatch of Utah, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said rising steel costs since the imposition of the tariffs have made it harder for a Salt Lake City company to win contracts for custom industrial equipment, while pork...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

    Numerous Republicans and Democrats in Congress have now called on the White House to immediately halt the policy, which critics have called inhumane and un-American.

  • President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he makes his way to board Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House on May 23, 2018.

    The GOP lawmakers add to the mounting backlash Trump faces for his administration's "zero tolerance" practice.

  • At issue is Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent decision that the Justice Department will no longer defend key parts of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act in court. The new Trump administration position was outlined last week in a legal brief filed by the Justice Department in a Texas case challenging the Obama health law. Workers "could face the prospect of...

  • At issue is Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent decision that the Justice Department will no longer defend key parts of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act in court. The new Trump administration position was outlined last week in a legal brief filed by the Justice Department in a Texas case challenging the Obama health law. Workers "could face the prospect of...

  • May 24- President Donald Trump's threat to impose tariffs on auto imports drew strong criticism abroad and at home where U.S. business groups and members of his own Republican Party warned of damage to the industry and raised the prospect of a global trade war that would harm American interests. Governments, lawmakers, auto companies and industry groups from...

  • WASHINGTON, May 24- Some of President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in the U.S. Congress said on Thursday that his administration's national security investigation of car and truck imports amid a trade spat with China is being pursued under false pretenses and could hurt U.S. consumers. Trump said on Wednesday that ongoing U.S.- China trade talks would...

  • President Donald Trump's administration opened a trade investigation on Wednesday into whether vehicle imports had damaged the American auto industry. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Thursday the investigation was still in its early stages but that other countries' high, artificial barriers, such as tariffs and other interventions, have skewed...

  • Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Thursday the investigation was still in its early stages but that other countries' high, artificial barriers such as tariffs and other interventions have skewed the marketplace. The probe comes ahead of midterm elections in the United States later this year and is seen as part of President Donald Trump's "America First"...

  • WASHINGTON, May 16- The United States and China launch trade talks on Thursday in a bid to avert a damaging tariff war, with the White House's harshest China critic relegated to a supporting role, senior Trump administration officials said on Wednesday. Navarro, author of the book "Death by China," has been the loudest "nationalist" voice on trade policy in the...

  • President Donald Trump said in tweets on Wednesday that "nothing has happened" with China's ZTE Corp and that Beijing has "much to give" Washington on trade, denying suggestions that his administration was "folding" in negotiations with Beijing. Trump on Monday had defended his decision to revisit penalties on ZTE for flouting U.S. sanctions on trade with Iran, in...

  • WASHINGTON, April 17- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday dropped Microsoft Corp's privacy fight with the Justice Department over whether prosecutors can force technology companies to hand over data stored overseas after Congress passed legislation that resolved the dispute. Microsoft and the Justice Department had been locked in a dispute over how U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, April 17- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed Microsoft Corp's privacy fight with the Justice Department over whether prosecutors can force technology companies to hand over data stored overseas after Congress passed legislation that resolved the dispute. Microsoft and the Justice Department had been locked in a dispute over how U.S....

  • Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts, speaks during a keynote address at the Utah County Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner in Provo, Utah, Feb. 16, 2018.

    Romney has been quietly receiving the financial backing of some of the most powerful names and donors in Republican circles, such as Henry Paulson, George W. Bush and Daniel Loeb.

  • President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in Washington, DC.

    The European Union, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, South Korea, Canada and Mexico will get initial exemptions from looming steel and aluminum tariffs from the Trump administration.

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- A federal spending bill released late on Wednesday included bipartisan legislation that would amend a decades-old privacy law to clarify that a U.S. warrant seeking data stored overseas is valid in certain circumstances. If adopted, the measure could make a case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court last month moot that arose after...

  • *Canada, Mexico reject link to NAFTA talks. President Donald Trump pressed ahead on Thursday with import tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent for aluminum but exempted Canada and Mexico and offered the possibility of excluding other allies, backtracking from an earlier "no-exceptions" stance. Describing the dumping of steel and aluminum in the U.S....