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USTR Robert Lighthizer's Statement on Committee Vote to Approve Nominations of C.J. Mahoney and Dennis Shea

February 15, 2018

Washington, DC – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today released the following statement regarding the Senate Finance Committee’s approval of Deputy U.S. Trade Representative nominees C.J. Mahoney and Dennis Shea:

“I thank the committee for moving both of these key nominees forward and especially want to commend Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden for their leadership.  Deputy U.S. Trade Representatives play crucial roles in advancing President Trump’s agenda of free, fair and reciprocal trade.  We look forward to the Senate confirming both of these extraordinarily well-qualified nominees as quickly as possible.  No Administration has ever had to wait this long for its first Senate-confirmed Deputy USTR.”