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In almost every case, whenever a tariff or quota is imposed on imports, that tax is strongly supported by the domestic industry getting the protective shield from lower-priced foreign competition. The sugar industry supports sugar tariffs; textile mills lobby for tariffs on foreign clothing. The steel industry and the aluminum makers are getting rich off of the high taxes on imported metals.
Democratic control of the House of Representatives and the departure of Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is a key turning point in President Trump's first turn and should be seen as an opportunity for the Trump administration to double down on deregulation. Some of the greatest policy victories of the last two years have come from an expansion of freedom and opportunity as a result of executive agencies rolling back burdensome regulations. With more gridlock expected in Congress, the administration has the chance to place an increased focus on its successful deregulatory agenda.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to former Rep. John Fleming’s (R-La.) confirmation to serve as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the Democratic leadership’s rollout of an Internet regulation bill, which would restore the heavy-handed Title II regulatory framework, Jason Pye, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) decision to not bring H.R. 1, the so-called “For The People Act,” up for a vote on the Senate floor, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented: