October 25, 2018



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Longworth House Office Building, Committee on Ways and Means, Room 1100
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American trade policy has been the subject of much interest and media attention over the last two years. The Constitution grants the legislative branch full authority over trade policy including the power to impose and collect taxes, duties, tariffs, and to regulate international commerce. By contrast, the Constitution gives the President authority to negotiate international agreements and it assigns him no specific power over international commerce and trade.

However, Congress has consistently delegated much of its power to regulate trade to the executive branch. From global trade initiatives to trade barriers and agreements, should Congress more fully assert its role? Our expert panel will address these topics and more.


Stephen J. Claeys, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

Daniel McCarthy, Editor, Modern Age

Brian A. Pomper, Partner, Akin Gump LLP

Moderator: Molly Boyl Fromm, General Counsel and Parliamentarian, Financial Services Committee, U.S. House of Representatives

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