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S. 3013: A bill to amend the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to require Congressional approval before the President adjusts imports that are determined to threaten to impair national security.

About the bill

The Constitution explicitly grants Congress the power to impose tariffs. Over time, Congress has delegated much of that power to the president. Legally, they’re within their rights to take that power back.

In light of Trump’s recently-announced tariffs on steel and aluminum — which even apply to political and economic allies — is now the time for Congress to take back some of that power?


In March, President Trump announced tariffs of 25 percent on foreign steel and 10 percent on foreign aluminum imported into the United States. Trump ...

Sponsor and status

Bob Corker

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Tennessee. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 6, 2018
Length: 13 pages

Jun 6, 2018


Introduced on Jun 6, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 6, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jun 6, 2018

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Ordered Reported

Passed Senate (House next)

Passed House

Signed by the President

S. 3013 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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