Congressman John Curtis joined Representative Mike Gallagher (R-WI), and a bipartisan group of Members of Congress, to introduce legislation that would require the president to submit to Congress any proposal to adjust imports in the interest of national security under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.  

Under Rep. Gallagher’s bill, Members of Congress would have a 60-day period following submission to review the president’s proposal. Any legislation to approve the proposal will qualify for expedited consideration in both chambers. The requirement would apply to all future Section 232 actions, in addition to those taken in the last two years. Click here for a copy of the legislation.  

“Over the past several weeks, I have heard from dozens of Utah industries with concerns about newly imposed tariffs. Not a day goes by that I don’t hear from a Utahn worried about how these tariffs might negatively affect their businesses and make the products that Utah families rely on much more expensive. For this reason, I joined Rep. Mike Gallagher, and a bipartisan group, to coauthor H.R. 6337, a bill that would require the president to get Congressional approval on any proposal to adjust imports in the interest of national security under Section 232.  I strongly believe that Congress has a significant role to play when determining America’s trade policies, and I am hopeful that my colleagues in Congress will be supportive of this bipartisan effort.”

Congressman John Curtis represents Utah on the House Foreign Affairs Committee