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Sources: McConnell likely to delay Lighthizer confirmation vote until week of May 15

May 4, 2017 at 12:49 PM
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) likely will not allow the Senate to consider the nomination of U.S. Trade Representative nominee Robert Lighthizer until the week of May 15 because of objections he is facing from his caucus to a request to move the nomination through unanimous consent, sources told Inside U.S. Trade. At least one Republican senator is objecting to the unanimous consent request to proceed with Lighthizer’s confirmation, these sources said, although who is unclear. Under Senate...

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