U.S. Senate quietly votes to cut tariffs on hundreds of Chinese goods

It appears that our Senate doesn’t want to have a trade war as badly as our president. Makes me wonder what else they’re going to do.

"With no debate, the Senate unanimously passed a bill that would cut or eliminate tariffs on toasters, chemicals and roughly 1,660 other items made outside the United States.

Nearly half of those items are produced in China, according to a Reuters analysis of government records."




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From the article…

The White House has not publicly taken a position on the so-called miscellaneous tariff bill, which has now passed both the Senate and the House of Representatives unanimously. The two chambers need to resolve minor differences before they can send the legislation to Trump to sign into law.

So the House voted to pass this unanimously as well. Will Trump actually sign this into law?

Looking forward to the day that Izmash .308 comes available again

Why only China?

I was wondering the same thing. I think maybe because a trade war with them will do a lot more longterm damage where the relationships with our allies can be at least partially fixed with a change in leadership

so they are trying to under cut Trump because of the midterms and they know they are gonna get slammed

Well I guess it doesn’t matter. But with it being kinda on the downlow(resolution wise) he may just sign it quietly. Presidents don’t normally like veto overrides. Publicity wise that looks bad.

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True. But then again, we are talking about a man who has no normal equivalency to compare against either. And I suspect once the two chambers reconcile their minor differences to finally get a bill to the President’s desk, it will become the most talked about item of the day/week as well. How will someone as petulant as Trump react, when across all of cable they are opining about Trump caving in and blinking in his trade war, etc. Can his ego handle that?

This is going to go over well I bet

Wow- yup I knew that there was going to be a revolt in the Senate that would lead to legislation- but I am surprised by the unanimity- and I am especially surprised that the House okayed it unanimously too. Wonder if Trump will have a tweet about this…

He does like to sign his name and he loves to show his signature off. I wonder if we will see it

This will go down just like the Russian Sanctions bill that he hated.

So conservatives- do you support Trump about tariffs? Or do you support the unanimous Congress who legislatively cut him off at the knees?

Bets on no one at the White House telling him yet? Like he literally doesn’t know. Has TV Fox reported?

Nope nothing on Fox. I wonder who would break the news there? Kelly? Bolton?

Dude is gonna lose his mind. Wonder if he can hold back the tweet rage when he realizes that Congress are done with him on this…

very probably

have they had time to between all of their breaking reporting of Rosanne ?

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White House tour group member who gets offered a special meet and greet with the president and oh by the way can you hand him this three sentence bolded quintuple spaced document?


No more toaster tariff? Awesome!

Toast always makes me think of the below Mitch Hedberg bit:

I did a movie with Peter Frampton. He’s a musical genius, but I don’t listen to his stuff. So I had to continuously try to draw attention away from the fact. Hey Frampton! Do you like toast too!? As do I. It is warm and crispy and the perfect place for jelly to lay. Now stay away from me Frampton, I ain’t got ■■■■ else to say to you!