GOP Senator To Propose Revoking China’s Trade Status

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., outlines his disapproval as the Senate Judiciary Committee begins debate on Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination for the Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, April 4, 2022. Democrats are aiming to confirm her by the end of the week as the first Black woman on the court but Republicans are likely to try to drag out the process. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
  • Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley will reportedly introduce legislation on Tuesday that would revoke China’s privileged trade status within the U.S. and enable Washington to impose higher tariffs on Beijing’s goods.
  • The bill would revoke China’s normal trade status and further empower the president to raise tariff rates, according to Politico, which obtained the bill.
  • “As we face a new age of competition with China, we need an agenda in Washington that will make our working class strong and independent,” Hawley said. “We can start by revoking the sweetheart deal D.C. elites handed to China 23 years ago – end normal trade relations, put in place strong tariffs, and protect American workers.”