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Republican senators working on legislation to require congressional vote on tariffs

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Republican senators say they're working on legislation that could require a vote in Congress on President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs in the name of national security.

Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee says he met privately with other senators Monday and is drawing interest from both parties in such a measure.

They're trying to produce narrowly drafted legislation that would allow Congress to weigh in on the administration's claim that the tariffs are needed for national security.

It's a longshot legislative strategy, but the group is working quickly to try to produce an amendment in time for an upcoming debate on a separate defense bill. Corker acknowledges that it's "like moving boulders."

But he says he'll pitch the idea more broadly when Republican senators convene Tuesday for their weekly lunch.

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