Claire McCaskill @clairecmc
Once again phony political posturing by manhood expert Hawley. From Hulse at NYT “The Hawley amendment is absolutely crushed with just 17 yes votes. Even fellow Republicans were dismissive.” Of course they were. They know what he is.
9:07 PM · Jun 1, 2023
Josh Hawley (r) introduced an amendment to the debt ceiling bill. It was deflated and didn’t fly:
Roll Call Vote 118th Congress – 1st Session Vote Summary
Question: On the Amendment (Hawley Amdt. No. 93)
Vote Number: 140
Vote Date: June 1, 2023, 09:05 PM
Required For Majority: 3/5
Vote Result: Amendment Rejected
Amendment Number: S.Amdt. 93 to H.R. 3746 (No short title on file)
Statement of Purpose: To require the imposition of additional duties with respect to articles imported from the People’s Republic of China until trade between the United States and the People’s Republic of China comes into balance.
Not Voting 2
81 no votes.
SA 93. Mr. HAWLEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 3746, to provide for a responsible increase to the debt ceiling; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:
At the appropriate place, insert the following:
SEC. __. IMPOSITION OF DUTIES TO BALANCE TRADE WITH THE
PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA.
(a) Calculation of Trade With the People’s Republic of
China.–Not later than January 31 of each year, the President
shall calculate and publish in the Federal Register, for the
preceding calendar year–
(1) the total value of articles imported into the United
States from the People’s Republic of China; and
(2) the total value of articles exported from the United
States to the People’s Republic of China.
(b) Imposition of Duties.–
(1) In general.–If the total value calculated under
paragraph (1) of subsection (a) exceeds the total value
calculated under paragraph (2) of that subsection for the
preceding calendar year, the President shall impose an
additional duty with respect to each article imported into
the United States from the People’s Republic of China of 25
percent ad valorem.
(2) Additional duties.–A duty imposed under paragraph (1)
shall be in addition to any duty previously applicable with
respect to an article.
(c) Continued Imposition of Duties.–The duties imposed
under subsection (b) with respect to articles imported into
the United States from the People’s Republic of China shall
remain in effect until the total value calculated under
paragraph (1) of subsection (a) is equal to or less than the
total value calculated under paragraph (2) of that subsection
for the preceding calendar year.
81 no votes. No respect. Heh.
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