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INSIDE WASHINGTON: Trump’s USTR pick is strong trade enforcer

Robert Lighthizer served as deputy U.S. Trade Representative in the Reagan administration.

President-elect Trump’s transition announced that Robert Lighthizer will serve as U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in the new administration. Lighthizer has had a long and distinguished career in trade, working in the White House, Senate and private sector to assure favorable trading conditions for American goods and services. Lighthizer was deputy USTR in the Reagan administration and has led the international trade law practice at Skadden, Arps Slate, Meagher.

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