Commerce Department

  • Donald Trump Jul 9, 2019

    Barr Says He Sees a Legal Path for Census Citizenship Query

    Attorney General William Barr said Monday he sees a way to legally add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, despite a Supreme Court ruling that blocked its inclusion, at least temporarily. In an interview with The Associated Press, Barr said the Trump administration will take action in the coming days that he believes will allow the government to ask...

  • Donald Trump Jul 9, 2019

    Barr Says He Sees a Legal Path for Census Citizenship Query

    Attorney General William Barr said Monday he sees a way to legally add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, despite a Supreme Court ruling that blocked its inclusion, at least temporarily. In an interview with The Associated Press, Barr said the Trump administration will take action in the coming days that he believes will allow the government to ask...

  • Donald Trump Jul 9, 2019

    Barr Says Yes to Another Path to Adding Citizenship Question

    Attorney General William Barr said there may be a legal path to Donald Trump’s goal to adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census count, despite a temporary block by the Supreme Court.

  • Donald Trump May 15, 2018

    Trump Defends Decision to Revisit Action on Chinese Company

    President Donald Trump on Monday defended his efforts to help a Chinese telecommunications company that violated U.S. sanctions “get back into business, fast,” despite criticism from Democrats and Republicans that the company poses a national security risk. “ZTE, the large Chinese phone company, buys a big percentage of individual parts from U.S. companies,” Trump tweeted Monday. “This is also reflective...

  • Donald Trump Apr 24, 2018

    Aimed at China, Trump's Tariffs Are Hitting Closer to Home

    President Donald Trump’s escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his “America First” agenda hit home. The Commerce Department has received more than 2,400 applications from companies seeking waivers from the administration’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, which may result in duty payments of millions of dollars for larger...

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