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Sen. Scott: Holds on USTR nominees likely to be lifted ‘in the near future’

February 06, 2018 at 4:10 PM
After several conversations with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) expects to release holds he's placed on two key trade nominees in the “near future,” he told Inside U.S. Trade on Monday. Scott last month announced he would not permit the nominations of two candidates for deputy U.S. Trade Representative slots to advance because Lighthizer had not answered his questions on an unspecified trade-related issue. USTR in response said “there was a communications breakdown in our...

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