Lighthizer Confirmed as U.S. Trade Representative

Filed in Capitol Hill by on May 11, 2017 0 Comments

In a vote of 82-14, the Senate today confirmed Robert Lighthizer as United States Trade Representative.

“As our members express their growing concern about a continuing trade dispute that’s made Canadian lumber prices skyrocket and threaten housing affordability, we look forward to working with Mr. Lighthizer on a positive resolution,” said NAHB Chair Granger MacDonald.

“Mr. Lighthizer will have the task of holding our trading partners accountable, ensuring that Americans don’t pay more for the products that their families need, and helping American businesses and workers sell more of their goods and services around the globe,” said Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).

“Bob Lighthizer is known as a strong supporter of American manufacturers and workers,” House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) said today.

“I’m confident he will use his experience to deliver on President Trump’s priorities of negotiating strong, fair, and strictly enforceable trade agreements that allow U.S. manufacturers, service providers, farmers, and workers to compete and win around the world. I look forward to working with him and the entire Trump team on policies to create more jobs here at home and increase American paychecks.”

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