US Senate confirms Trump’s chief trade negotiator

Source: The Hill

“The Senate on Thursday easily confirmed President Trump’s nominee for United States trade representative. After months of delays, Robert Lighthizer sailed through in an 82-14 confirmation vote. The bulk of the Trump administration’s trade agenda has been in a holding pattern, leaving issues such as the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the direction of future global deals up in the air while Lightizer waited for Senate approval.” (05/11/17)

http://thehill.com/policy/finance/332977-lighthizer-confirmed-as-chief-trade-negotiator