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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said he didn't understand why furloughed federal workers, or those working without pay, might struggle or need to visit food banks. Democrats called him out of touch. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, whose department oversees the Census Bureau, approved adding a question about U.S. citizenship status to the 2020 census. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (center) listens as President Trump speaks during a meeting at the White House in August. Ross, who oversees the census, approved adding a hotly contested question to the 2020 census that asks, "Is this person a citizen of the United States?" Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Coils of steel wire sit stacked in the shipping area of the Grupo Acerero SA steel processing facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, in March. Mexican steel will be subject to a 25 percent tariff. Mauricio Palos/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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