January 11,2024

Wyden Statement on Nominee for Deputy U.S. Trade Representative

Washington, D.C. — Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today issued the following statement in response to the announcement the White House intends to nominate Nelson Cunningham for Deputy U.S. Trade Representative: 

“At a time when our country is beset with trade challenges from China and other competitors for jobs and influence in the global economy, the United States needs trade professionals with hands-on trade experience,” Wyden said. “Experience representing the interests of multinationals is not the same as considering the views of workers in Toledo and small business owners in Medford. While I’m looking forward to fully vetting this nomination and considering how the Finance Committee will proceed, I would like to see candidates with more diverse and representative experience.”