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senate Bill S. 3379

Should the Commerce Dept. Have More Flexibility to Punish China for Trade Cheating?

Argument in favor

Unfair trade cheating by China hurts U.S. industries and workers. Empowering the Commerce Department to address this issue benefits U.S. companies and their employees, ensuring that U.S. trade policies are enforced to ensure fair markets.

Ivan's Opinion
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09/30/2018
While I agree with both yea and nay explanations. I don’t see why we cant both pass this bill and work through the G7 and get the international community involved. This is a global issue after all.
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Conor's Opinion
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09/30/2018
I urge my representatives to vote in favor of any measure that makes it easier to crack down on China’s currency manipulation and unfair trade practices.
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Jerrey's Opinion
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09/30/2018
A bipartisan bill such as this can transcend administrations and allow long term response capability. For that reason I support the bill which can apply to any trading partner.
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Argument opposed

Since Chinese trade cheating is an international issue, the U.S. shouldn’t take China on alone. We should instead work with the G7 and World Trade Organization, as well as within the bounds of international trade agreements, to put pressure on China on multiple fronts.

Van's Opinion
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09/30/2018
Congress has surrendered too much of the authority granted to it by Article 1 of the U. S. Constitution. Members of the Congress who feel unable to accept the responsibility that accompanies this authority should step aside in deference of someone who is willing to accept the responsibility.
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Brian's Opinion
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09/30/2018
Since Chinese trade cheating is an international issue, the U.S. shouldn’t take China on alone. We should instead work with the G7 and World Trade Organization, as well as within the bounds of international trade agreements, to put pressure on China on multiple fronts.
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Valerie 's Opinion
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09/30/2018
This regime needs to shut the hell up and stop blaming the rest of the world with their made up shi
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    While I agree with both yea and nay explanations. I don’t see why we cant both pass this bill and work through the G7 and get the international community involved. This is a global issue after all.
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    Congress has surrendered too much of the authority granted to it by Article 1 of the U. S. Constitution. Members of the Congress who feel unable to accept the responsibility that accompanies this authority should step aside in deference of someone who is willing to accept the responsibility.
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    What really upsets me about what's going on with China, is no one in our government is making sure what comes from China into our country is safe products, our companies went to China because of the cheap labor, yet we have had numerous Products that are no good come into our country, we put regulations on our companies in America ,yet we put none on China. As far as I can see past administrations, have not protected the American people.
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    Since Chinese trade cheating is an international issue, the U.S. shouldn’t take China on alone. We should instead work with the G7 and World Trade Organization, as well as within the bounds of international trade agreements, to put pressure on China on multiple fronts.
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    No these Tarriffs are only being used punish the American tax payers and subsidizing more adversely effected industries such as the farmers. These are even further taxes upon the common people. Let us freely trade!
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    Trade “punishment” often backfires
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    No. The Commerce Dept. is just as corrupt and a••-licking as the rest of the Liar-in-Chief’s Cabinet.
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    This regime needs to shut the hell up and stop blaming the rest of the world with their made up shi
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    I urge my representatives to vote in favor of any measure that makes it easier to crack down on China’s currency manipulation and unfair trade practices.
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    Why is Congress abdicating their responsibility? Do your job Congress.
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    I vote ‘Nay’, not because I don’t think it’s not needed, but because it’s an international issue that the U.S., along with other countries would have a stronger opposition voice, than the U.S. by itself. In addition, #45 has no clue about governmental international negotiations. As he continues to have a foot in the door with his personal businesses, his negotiations are purely selfish. #45 cannot be a part of the trade relationship for our country when his personal companies continues to use China to obtain products or for manufacturing purposes.
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    No...POTUS caused this not China!!!
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    A bipartisan bill such as this can transcend administrations and allow long term response capability. For that reason I support the bill which can apply to any trading partner.
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    Too much power for an agency. If there was congressional and executive review and approval, I would agree
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    Punishment should be dealt with by Congress... not by a small group! Decisions made by the people ... who in reality should be our representatives.
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    The Executive Branch has been given, in my opinion, more flexibility than he is capable of handling. While I recognize that China has done some shady dealings with the US—it happened under Obama too—we are funding ourselves in a trade war with China because the president is trying to do national economics the same insane way he does business. We need only look at his many failed ventures to know that he doesn’t know economics, and neither do those he has appointed to the position. Hold this but accountable!
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    No these powers are clearly laid out to be the legislative branch.
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    We need to combat them and we need to start making our own stuff and pull away from dependency on trade.
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    Why limit this to China? Why not apply it to all countries that circumvent the laws and international rules and agreements?
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    Absolutely. For years and years China has encouraged/shelter their companies, Chinese manufacturers that literarily copy western manufacturers’ products and let them get away with copyright infringement by sheltering them against international prosecution. Anything that can be done to make the Chinese government understand that intellectual property is something they and their companies should respect is absolutely welcome.
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