Discussion with Sen. Pat Toomey and Panel Discussion on Section 232 and the Congressional Role in Regulating Foreign Trade




On Thursday March 28th, 2019, WITA hosted a discussion with Senator Pat Toomey of the Senate Finance Committee. Senator Toomey discussed his new legislation, the Bicameral Congressional Trade Authority Act (S. 287) with former Representative Charles Boustany. Senator Toomey’s new legislation aims to restore the trade powers that Congress first ceded to the President in the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. This discussion was followed by a panel on the Section 232 tariffs and the congressional role in regulating foreign trade.

Welcome by Kenneth I. Levinson, Executive Director, Washington International Trade Association

Remarks and Discussion Featuring:

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey

Moderator: Former Representative Charles Boustany Jr., MD, Partner, Capitol Counsel LLC

Introduction: Bill Lane, Executive Director, Trade for America

Panel Discussion Featuring:

Robert DeFrancesco III, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

Stacy J. Ettinger, Partner, K&L Gates LLP

Vanessa Sciarra, Vice President for Legal Affairs and Trade & Investment Policy, National Foreign Trade Council

Moderator: Warren Maruyama, Partner, Hogan Lovells