Senate Finance advances deputy USTR nominees

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07-16-2021

© Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Sen. Ron Wyden speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing. The Senate Finance Committee overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday President Joe Biden’s nominees for two deputy U.S. trade representative positions, a step toward filling out the slate of top officials crafting his global trade agenda. “These two trade nominees help to build out an excellent team at USTR,” said Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the committee chair. About the nominees: White is well known to lawmakers having just served as Senate Finance’s chief adviser on international competitiveness and innovation. She left the Obama administration in 2014 to join investment firm BlackRock and later oversaw global policy development for Airbnb.

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