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Sources: USTR eyes deputy nominee to serve as transparency officer

September 22, 2017 at 8:40 AM
Trade attorney C.J. Mahoney, nominated by President Trump to serve as deputy U.S. Trade Representative, might also be made the agency’s chief transparency officer if confirmed, multiple sources have told Inside U.S. Trade -- a move more likely to anger than mollify critics of USTR’s transparency record. Dual-hatting a deputy would run afoul of requests made by members of Congress that USTR appoint someone whose sole job is chief transparency officer, these sources noted. Also unclear is when Mahoney,...

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