February 09,2006

Grassley to Convene Hearing to Examine Administration’s Trade Agenda

Hearing: “The Administration’s Trade Agenda”
Date/time: Thursday, February 16, 2006, at 10:30 a.m.
Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Description: Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Committee on Finance, with jurisdiction over international trade, will convene a hearing to hear testimony from Ambassador Rob Portman, United States Trade Representative, on the Bush administration’s trade agenda for the coming year. Grassley said particular issues of interest to the committee include China’s compliance with World Trade Organization commitments and the status of the administration’s top-to-bottom review of U.S. trade policy with respect to China, pending trade agreements, and the status of the Doha round trade negotiations in the World Trade Organization. Ambassador Portman is the sole