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U.S. Republican Senator Flake vows bill to undo tariffs

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By Susan CornwellWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Jeff Flake said on Thursday he would introduce a bill to nullify President Donald Trump's aluminum and steel tariffs, which Trump finalized in a proclamation earlier in the day.Flake's move came amid a loud chorus of criticism from Republicans, traditionally a free-trade party, for Trump's action. The Republican chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Orrin Hatch, also criticized the tariffs but said he would work with the White House to "mitigate the damage."There was some praise from Democrats for the Republican president. ...

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 08:43 IST