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Trump picks Lighthizer for U.S. trade representative

January 3, 2017 at 6:54 AM
Former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has been picked to serve as USTR under President Trump. Lighthizer, who was deputy USTR under President Reagan, has led the international trade law practice at the Skadden, Arps Slate, Meagher and Flom law firm for more than three decades, the Trump transition team said in a statement. “In his new role, Ambassador Lighthizer will work in close coordination with Secretary of Commerce-designate Wilbur Ross and Peter Navarro, head of the newly created...

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