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Andy last won the day on November 11 2018

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    Mid-Session Schedules

    Tim Stephens: Fundraiser (2 hours) -- Oregon Fundraiser (2 hours) -- Oregon
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    Tim Stephens (D-OR) Press Office

    Tim Stephens interview from the city of Hillsboro, Oregon Who do you hope wins the upcoming Democratic primary for President? : No comment as of this time. Should the extremist group 'The White Crusaders' be permitted to hold a rally in Chicago?: Yes Are you concerned about global warming?: Yes, if Congress does nothing we will see even more disasters like last year's wildfires in California. Additional comments (optional): I wouldn't be serving my constituents well to simply endorse a candidate without hearing their platform. It wouldn't be fair on my colleagues either, to not perform that simple due diligence. I am looking forward to hearing from all of them. Freedom of speech must extend to those we disagree with, or else it isn't much of a freedom. While we all abhor violence, we can't go pre-emptively shutting down venues of expression. However, any violence or law-breaking must be deal with by the full force of the law. Global warming is an existential threat to our way of life. We're already seeing its effects on America, not just in the California wildfires, but through many extreme events cost us billions of dollars every time. Action is needed now. View full press questions
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    Mid-Session Schedules

    Tim Stephens: Fundraiser (2 hours) -- Oregon Fundraiser (2 hours) -- Oregon
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    Experience 2

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    First Step Act

    OOC: This is a fascinating debate
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    Mid-Session Schedules

    Tim Stephens: Fundraiser (2 hours) -- Oregon Fundraiser (2 hours) -- Oregon
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    Could all the other AB-run Twitter threads be pinned please? Just makes it easier to catch official news delivered that way
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    Tim Stephens (D-OR) Press Office

    Tim Stephens Congressman Tim Stephens of Oregon today proposed legislation to provide oversight of tariffs imposed on imports by the President, and to close loopholes. “Tariffs have a serious impact on the American economy. Just ask the farmers with rotting soybean crops about the effect of President Trump's trade war with China. The President's tariffs have been imposed under national security legislation. I think the country needs to be able to make sure that there are actual national security concerns at play before we take the sort of actions that can seriously affect the economy. My bill will require the government to consult with Congressional committees before imposing a tariff, and to give Congress the information we need to know about the national security threat it is designed to solve and about the projected affect of any new tariff on the American economy.” “Proper oversight doesn't mean giving up on tackling real unfair import practices though. My bill tightens up loopholes in anti-dumping rules to stop countries simply making tiny alterations to their products so that they can get around our rules. If anti-dumping action has been taken against a product, that should also count for minor variations of the same product, and my bill brings that into force.” View full PR
  10. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Mr Stephens (with thanks to Mrs Baldwin and Mr Bennett) introduced the following bill A BILL To prevent the circumvention of regulations regarding unfair import trade practices, to improve Congressional oversight of tariffs imposed for national securities reasons, and for other purposes. Section 1. Short title This Act may be cited as the Schedule of Tariffs Oversight and Protection Act of 2019 or the STOP Act. Section 2. Prevention of circumvention of anti-dumping and countervailing duties by non-market economy countries Section 781 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1677j) is amended— (1) in subsection (c), by adding at the end the following: (2) by inserting after subsection (f) the following: Section 3. Congressional oversight of the imposition of tariffs for reasons of national security Before proclaiming any new or additional duty or quota under the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. 1862) with respect to an article imported into the United States, the President shall— (A) consult with the Committee on Finance of the Senate and the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives; (B) if the duty or quota affects agricultural products, consult with the committee of the Senate and the committee of the House of Representatives with responsibility for agriculture; (C) consult with the House Advisory Group on Negotiations and the Senate Advisory Group on Negotiations concerning discussions regarding any national security issue identified with respect to any country whose exports would be subject to the duty or quota; (D) transmit to Congress a report by the United States International Trade Commission assessing the probable economic effects of the duty or quota on the economy of the United States; and (E) transmit to Congress a report by the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Director of National Intelligence, describing how the national security interests of the United States will be advanced by the duty or quota.
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