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Hatch concedes Lighthizer confirmation requires waiver; some Finance members undecided on vote

February 07, 2017 at 3:36 PM
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) told Inside U.S. Trade that President Trump's pick for U.S. Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, “has to have a waiver” to a provision of the 1974 Trade Act in order to get confirmed for the position -- and added that “he'll get one.” However, some Republicans on the Finance panel said that they don't know yet whether they will vote in favor of such a waiver because they haven't been briefed on the...

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