US House Speaker Ryan denounces Trump metals tariffs

  • US House Speaker Ryan denounces Trump metals tariffs

US House Speaker Ryan denounces Trump metals tariffs

Arizona's GOP congressional contingent is giving President Trump's tariff proposal mixed reviews. Ryan told Home Depot Inc. employees how they and their company will be helped by the tax cuts passed a year ago.

GOP leaders had lobbied the White House from moving forward, writing letters, speaking out in the media and through outreach to the president and his advisers.

"I disagree with this action and fear its unintended consequences", House Speaker Paul Ryan said.

Flake, 55, described himself in October as out of step with his party and said he would not seek re-election.

Ryan has been reluctant to criticize Trump, even when the two disagree.

Members of the US Congress's Republican majority are dismayed over Donald Trump's contention new trade tariffs. Trade is now the issue that has driven the most distance between Ryan and the president he reluctantly endorsed during the campaign. Not a backbencher, even day one Lawmaker interest in NAFTA intensifies amid Trump moves MORE (R-Utah) on Tuesday sent a letter to the president urging him to refocus his efforts on opening markets for US exports without hurting domestic businesses and consumers.

Ron Johnson and Gov. Scott Walker - all decried President Donald Trump's decision on Thursday to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, saying it could spark a trade war and hurt Wisconsin's manufacturing and agricultural industries.

Flake said the new tariffs, which function as taxes on imports, of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum would be detrimental to the USA economy and must be stopped.

Johnson said he expected Trump's action, which takes effect in 15 days, to be challenged in court.

Both houses of Congress have Republican majorities.

All 435 seats in the House will be on ballots.

The state's most prominent Democrat, U.S. Sen.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have spoken out against the tariffs.

And with midterm elections looming, the extraordinary backlash from the president's Republican Party sets up a showdown between the chief executive and his own majority lawmakers.

Flake said he would immediately draft and introduce legislation to nullify the tariffs, "and I urge my colleagues to pass it before this exercise in protectionism inflicts any more damage on the economy". He said he plans legislation that would nullify them. "Far more jobs will be lost for other factory workers", Sasse said.