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Lighthizer: China deal will be an executive agreement, not submitted to Congress

February 27, 2019 at 11:15 AM
Pressed to clarify a recent Oval Office exchange with President Trump over what kind of trade agreement was being pursued in talks with China, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Wednesday told the House Ways & Means Committee that any deal struck with Beijing would be “an executive agreement” not subject to congressional approval. Trump on Friday lamented the use of memorandums of understanding in the talks with China, calling them non-binding and engaging in a public discussion with Lighthizer...


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