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Senate confirms Trump's pick for Commerce trade post

March 14, 2018 at 7:17 AM
The Senate on Tuesday voted to confirm Gilbert Kaplan to serve as under secretary of commerce for international trade. The voice vote sets up Kaplan to take office after a long hiatus following his confirmation hearing last September. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) placed a hold on Kaplan last October over what he called “stalled action on steel and aluminum imports.” Schumer last month lifted the hold as a “ good faith ” gesture after Commerce released reports on...

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