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congress sternly wags a finger at trump over trade

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congress sternly wags a finger at trump over trade

this afternoon, the u.s. senate officially voted to shoot donald trump a disapproving glare over this whole trade war thing. by a count of 88 to 11, the chamber backed a non-binding resolution affirming that congress should have more of a say when the president tries to impose tariffs. non-binding is key here. while this may be the first, tentative baby step towards reining in the administration on trade policies, more likely, it’s nothing. senators passed what’s known as a “motion to instruct.” it tells the committee working on an upcoming spending bill to include language giving congress a vote when the administration tries to invoke its power under section 232 of the trade expansion to raise tariffs for national security purpos...