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Democrats use Trump’s tariffs against House Republicans in new ads DCCC launches back-to-school themed ads against 11 GOP lawmakers

Aug 29, 2019...In a sign that Democrats are broadening their 2020 messaging, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Thursday is rolling out digital ads attacking House Republicans over President Donald Trump’s trade policies. 

Trump increases China tariffs as stocks tumble amid latest trade tensions President posts odd tweet blaming markets’ jitters on largely unknown House Democrat

Aug 23, 2019...Capping an extraordinary day of major power muscle-flexing and more odd presidential behavior, Donald Trump on Friday answered a tariffs threat from Beijing by increasing coming import duties on $550 billion worth of Chinese-made items.

Trade Office works through tariff exclusions as requests mount Rejection rate on the 10,829 exclusion requests on first tranche of imports was 62 percent

Jul 29, 2019...The U.S. Trade Representative’s process for doling out exclusions to Section 301 tariffs on imports from China has slowed to a painful crawl.

Democrats join Trump in whining about tariffs on wine Feinstein, others call on administration to push for removing duties on U.S. wine

Jun 12, 2019...Concerns about tariffs on wine are leaving a sour taste both on Capitol Hill and in the White House.

Trade rep targets EU hams, cheeses, olives and pasta for tariffs Agency says it is waiting for WTO arbitrator’s ruling before next steps in long-running Airbus subsidy dispute

Jul 3, 2019...Agricultural goods and metal products topped a list of European Union goods targeted for possible trade countermeasures as the U.S. Trade Representative turned up the pressure in the Airbus subsidy dispute on Tuesday.

Trump announces deal with Mexico to avoid tariffs President says Mexico has agreed to “strong measures” to stem migrant flows toward border

Jun 7, 2019...President Donald Trump on Friday night announced his administration has struck a deal with Mexico over curbing migrant flows toward the U.S. border after a dramatic week of threats and negotiation.

Tariff tussles, stilt walkers and a single ‘kudos’: Congressional Hits and Misses Week of June 3, 2019

Jun 7, 2019...Members had a short week on the Hill before a large delegation jetted off to France for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. But that didn’t stop them from bickering about tariffs on guacamole and margaritas. Plus, Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. dons a stylish pink suit, and Rep. Gregory W. Meeks shakes hands with a traditional African stilts dancer known as a moko jumbie.

Trump’s tariffs on China won’t have much of an effect, IMF says China appears able to bear the cost of the Trump administration’s tariffs on imports, the survey found

Jun 7, 2019...China appears able to bear the cost of the Trump administration’s tariffs on imports, with little evidence of an economic slowdown, according to a survey by the International Monetary Fund.

US-Mexico tariff talks resume Friday as implementation looms Monday House Ways and Means chairman says if Trump imposes tariffs, he’ll introduce resolution to repeal them

Jun 7, 2019...Mexico and the U.S. will continue talks Friday about efforts to curb the flow of Central American migrants to the southern U.S. border, Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said in a short statement late Thursday.

Trump: ‘Something pretty dramatic’ could happen with Mexico as tariffs loom POTUS to allies at D-Day anniversary event: ‘Our bond is unbreakable’

Jun 6, 2019...President Donald Trump on Thursday breathed life into Republican members’ hopes that his administration might opt against imposing tariffs on goods entering the country from Mexico. And he also took a shot at Republican lawmakers who oppose the tariffs.