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Lighthizer urges Senate Finance Republicans to help move trade nominees

December 19, 2017 at 5:20 PM
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday pressed Senate Finance Republicans to help ensure top trade officials are confirmed soon -- which Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX) and John Thune (R-SD) said could happen in a package if Democrats allow it. “Ambassador Lighthizer brought that up today in a meeting. He said he’s home alone, basically,” Cornyn said Tuesday. “We need to get them confirmed.” “It’s unfortunate that story has been duplicated in numerous agencies because frankly there’s been resistance to...

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