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Maria Pagan assumes acting USTR role; Tim Reif to advise Lighthizer

January 23, 2017 at 12:31 PM
Maria Pagan, the deputy general counsel for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative during the Obama administration, is serving as acting USTR, according to a source familiar with the transition. Tim Reif, USTR's previous general counsel, will stay at USTR to advise Trump's pick for the head job, Robert Lighthizer, assuming he is confirmed. Pagan will serve as acting USTR until Trump's pick for USTR is in office. A hearing date for Lighthizer has not yet been set by...

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