USTR nominee Robert Lighthizer hearing before Senate Finance Committee

Senate confirms new USTR Lighthizer

Robert Lighthizer gets backing of majority of senators to provide new voice on trade within Trump Administration.

On Thursday, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the U.S. Trade Representative -- Robert Lighthizer -- received confirmation by the full Senate. His vote had been delayed because Senate Democrats required a separate waiver vote to be held since he has worked for foreign governments.

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