"We'll be here. It will be an enjoyable August", said Colorado Republican Senator Cory Gardner, who is head of the Republican Senate campaign arm. But Democrats are planning a political counter-punch.
'When you can just name anything as a national security issue then basically you undermine the whole trade agreement process, ' Corker said Tuesday.
There are eight days of session left for this legislative year, which means people are coming out in droves to the Capitol to make sure their bills see a vote.
The three groups launching the campaign: Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, Americans for Prosperity and the LIBRE Initiative, are urging the president to lift the recent tariffs on aluminium and steel imports as well as the proposed tariffs on other imports from China.
"What this would do is redefine that and say that the president would go through the same steps that he goes through, but at the end of the day, if he decides that he wants to put tariffs in place, Congress would have to approve those", Corker told reporters.
The nine senators joining Corker in the legislation include a mix of Republicans and Democrats, including fellow Tennessee Republican Lamar Alexander and North Dakota Democratic Sen.
But Ryan hinted Wednesday at the difficulty of Congress reining in Trump's trade authority.
Earlier Wednesday, Corker told reporters in Washington that Trump called him that morning and asked him not to proceed with the legislation. The pair have not released written details of the proposal, but they said it is a limited effort to prevent any White House from misusing the national security justification to crack down on imports.
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McConnell's revelation, during his exclusive interview on Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle", could squash momentum behind a discharge petition that House Democrats' and a few Republicans are pushing to circumvent House leadership and force the full House to debate four immigration bills.
"We've had to file cloture ... to speed the [nomination] process up 101 times during President Trump's administration, to try to speed up the confirmation of his appointments", he said. It could be subject to a parliamentary challenge over whether it's germane to the annual bill authorizing defense programs.
Corker's effort has been bolstered by another strong-willed supporter: Pennsylvania GOP Sen.
It remains an open question where Democrats sit on the bill - which was still being finalized Tuesday evening. "The House is not", he said, noting that this is why it's so important for Republicans to retain their majority in the Senate following the 2018 midterm elections.
Schumer, of NY, said Democrats were instead building out their messaging and platform on issues like health care and infrastructure to rebuild a national coalition that can win, while their attacks on Trump in 2016 led to the party's sweeping losses.
The idea being pursued by Corker, Sen.
"I'm very concerned about what is happening with trade kind of the whole big picture, and I think at some point here we need to have a discussion about the president's ability to do things that are very disruptive to our economy in a unilateral fashion without congressional approval support", Heitkamp said.