Bill to Nullify Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) introduced bill to nullify tariffs on steel and aluminum announced by the White House on March 8, warning they would hurt the U.S. economy if implemented. The bill would nullify the tariffs by prohibiting the implementation of any changes to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule included in the Presidential Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United States and the Presidential Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Aluminum into the United States.

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said:

You can be pro-growth or pro-tariff, but you cannot be both. Those who have reservations about these tariffs ought to support this bill. Those who have expressed admiration for free trade or supply-side economics ought to support this bill. Those who are happy with the economic growth we have recently achieved and are interested in seeing it continue ought to support this bill. We in Congress cannot be complicit as this administration courts economic disaster. I urge my colleagues to join me in exercising our constitutional oversight to invalidate these irresponsible tariffs.

Flake’s full remarks can be viewed on here.