July 15, 2018


Under the Constitution, the legislative branch possesses full authority over trade policy. Congress, however, has delegated much of this power to regulate trade to the executive branch, creating a number of serious issues, from trade wars to favoritism to economic depression. What can Congress do to counteract the consequences of their abdication? Senator Mike Lee discusses the history of Congress’ trade powers, suggesting a procedural solution to restore the balance of powers intended by the Founders.

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