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Lighthizer waiver may be in limbo as Hatch expects miners bill to fail

February 16, 2017
A waiver needed for U.S. trade representative nominee Robert Lighthizer to be confirmed for the role could be delayed as Democrats gear up for a fight to get the Miners Protection Act passed -- an effort that Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) believes has no chance of success. Senate Democrats, led by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), are demanding passage of the full miners bill -- including the pension and healthcare portions of it -- before they agree to...


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