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Higher tariffs on Chinese goods spark call for Congress to intervene
CQ on Congress podcast, Episode 152

The U.S. hiked tariffs on Chinese imports and Beijing threatened to impose countermeasures. The two countries continue negotiations. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Mikki L. Sprenkle/Released)

The continuing damage to businesses and farmers from the trade stand off between China and the U.S. is a sign that Congress needs to reinsert itself into the trade policy-making process again, argues Clark Packard, a trade policy counsel at the R Street Institute, a center-right think tank. He warns that boosting tariffs on Chinese imports "has the potential to spiral out of control.'' And CQ Roll Call's Ellyn Ferguson explains where legislation currently pending in Congress stands.

Secret Service Buying a Harley-Davidson, Despite Trump’s Calls for Boycott
President has supported a boycott of the company

The Secret Service is buying a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, despite the president calling for a boycott. (CQ Roll Call file photo)

The Secret Service is still buying Harley-Davidson motorcycles, even though President Donald Trump has supported a boycott of Harleys if the company moves some motorcycle production overseas.

The Secret Service posted their intention to purchase a single Harley-Davidson motorcycle, “brand name only, with police equipment accessories” earlier this week. The procurement solicitation paperwork was posted on a website for businesses who contract with the federal government.

Corporate Giants Jump Into Trump’s Tariff Fight
Microsoft, Cisco among those that started lobbying on tariffs this year

Microsoft founder Bill Gates rides the Senate escalator with Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., in 2014. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

President Donald Trump’s burgeoning trade war has prompted some big names to join the fight on tariffs.

Of the 20 largest spenders that indicated they were lobbying on tariffs in the most recent round of disclosure filings, nine of these companies or trade associations began doing so in the past year.

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