Senate Finance Holds Lighthizer Confirmation Hearing

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The Senate Finance Committee held its long-awaited confirmation hearing for Robert Lighthizer, President Trump’s nominee to be U.S. Trade Representative last week. NASDA and a host of other agriculture and food organizations sent a letter supporting Lighthizer’s nomination and emphasizing the importance of having a USTR and their full team in place. While the hearing was largely without fireworks, a number of Senators are insisting Lighthizer must receive a waiver from Congress in order to serve as USTR due to his past work representing foreign governments