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Scott releases holds on USTR deputy picks after 'productive' White House meeting

February 07, 2018 at 4:41 PM
After meeting with President Trump on Wednesday, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) said he would release holds on two nominees for deputy U.S. Trade Representative positions. “We had a productive meeting at the White House today on a wide range of trade issues,” Scott said in a statement issued following Trump's meeting with Senate Finance Committee Republicans. Scott placed the holds after he said USTR Robert Lighthizer was not responsive to his concerns about an unspecified trade issue, a concern Lighthizer's...

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