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2006-03-31 00:24:21

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House counsel John Dean, who helped push President Richard Nixon from office during the Watergate scandal three decades ago, heads to Capitol Hill on Friday to back an uphill attempt to censure President George W. Bush. Dean, author of a book about Bush titled "Worse than Watergate," was to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of a resolution to rebuke Bush for a domestic spying program introduced secretly after the September...

2006-03-28 13:06:10

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Persuading China to let its currency appreciate will not resolve the United States' problems with record trade deficits but it would improve strained relations, one of two U.S. lawmakers proposing tariffs on Chinese imports said on Tuesday. "Our relationship with China is going backwards," said Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, a sponsor with Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer of legislation that would levy 27.5 percent tariffs on Chinese imports unless China lets...

2006-03-27 20:33:01

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators who have been pushing China to revalue its currency have scheduled a news conference for Tuesday, after they meet with U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow, to discuss their next steps. Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, are authors of bill threatening China with a 27.5 percent tariff on its exports to the United States if it does not revalue the yuan. They have been promised a vote by...

2006-03-27 14:09:42

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A pair of senators just back from a trip to China said on Monday they hoped to talk with U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow before deciding whether to go ahead with a vote on their bill threatening to punish China if it does not revalue its yuan. "We haven't made any decision on this yet," Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, told Reuters during a break in a Senate Judiciary Committee legislative work session that Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina also...

2006-03-27 08:07:34

CHONGQING, China (Reuters) - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Lindsey Graham would be wise to postpone a vote on their bill to slap tariffs on China unless it lets the yuan rise faster, U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said on Monday. The senators have not yet said whether they would press for an immediate vote on their bill, which would impose a 27.5 percent tariff on China's exports to the United States if Beijing does not act on the yuan. The bill had been scheduled for...

2006-03-27 05:47:09

CHONGQING, China (Reuters) - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Lindsey Graham would be wise to postpone a vote on their bill to slap tariffs on China unless it lets the yuan rise faster, U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said on Monday. The senators have not yet said whether they would press for an immediate vote on their bill, which would impose a 27.5 percent tariff on China's exports to the United States if Beijing does not act on the yuan. The bill had been scheduled for...

2006-03-24 18:55:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee announced on Friday it would hold a hearing next week on a call by a Democratic lawmaker to censure President George W. Bush for his domestic spy program. In a one-sentence notice, the panel said the hearing would be held next Friday by the order of its chairman, Republican Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, who has opposed censure. Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin introduced a resolution last week calling...

2006-03-24 18:05:28

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee plan to introduce long-awaited China trade legislation on Tuesday -- a move that could siphon support from a controversial bill threatening China with tariffs. Senate Finance Committee Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican, and Sen. Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat, said in a press release on Friday they would unveil their bill on Tuesday. That is just a few days before the Senate is...

2006-03-24 08:00:14

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China wants the United States to relax restrictions on its high-tech exports and ease access to visas for Chinese citizens, two visiting U.S. Senators told reporters on Friday. Sen. Charles Schumer reiterated that "the jury is still out" on whether he and Sen. Lindsey Graham would bring to a vote a bill to impose import tariffs of 27.5 percent on Chinese goods if Beijing refused to allow its currency to float more freely. "I believe in my heart that they agree...

2006-03-23 18:54:07

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A confrontation between the United States and China over Beijing's currency policy appeared less likely on Thursday after a leading Senate critic said he was hopeful China was moving in the right direction. "Things are better than they were a week ago, but we're still in a position where the jury is out," Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, told reporters by phone from China after three days of talks with senior officials in Beijing....