Washington, DC – U.S. Trade Ambassador Robert Lighthizer released the following statement regarding Senate confirmation of C.J. Mahoney to serve as Deputy United States Trade Representative; Dennis Shea to serve as Deputy United States Trade Representative, Chief of Mission, Geneva; and Gregg Doud to serve as Chief Agriculture Negotiator:
“I applaud the Senate for taking action to confirm these immensely qualified trade deputies and negotiators.
“C.J. Mahoney has extensive experience in investment and will play a critical role in helping to negotiate free, fair and reciprocal trade deals, including existing agreements like NAFTA. Dennis Shea will be a steadfast representative of U.S. priorities at the World Trade Organization, building agreement with like-minded members and holding our trading partners accountable. Gregg Doud’s vast experience in the agriculture sector will serve him well as he works to expand export opportunities for America’s farmers and ranchers.
“I look forward to working with all of them to advance free, fair and reciprocal trade that breaks down barriers, expands market access and helps create good-paying American jobs. I also look forward to the Senate confirming Jeffery Gerrish, who will do an excellent job as another Deputy United States Trade Representative.”