New ruling quashes Hawley’s hope for Senate WTO withdrawal vote



Doug Palmer | Politico

A push by Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) for a historic Senate vote on whether the U.S. should withdraw from the World Trade Organization appears to have been scuttled by a new parliamentarian ruling.

The new decision came after leaders of the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over trade, shared their analysis of the situation, a committee spokesperson said.

“Americans have been skeptical of the WTO from the start, and the years have proven them right,” Hawley said in a statement reacting to the development. “We can and must do better. And it’s past time for Congress to take up and debate this issue. We need a new model that puts American industries and workers first.”

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