December 09,2020

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Wyden Statement on Katherine Tai USTR Nomination

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today released the following statement on the reported nomination of Katherine Tai to be U.S. Trade Representative:  

If reports are true, President-Elect Biden has made an inspired choice for U.S. Trade Representative. Ms. Tai has the experience she needs to succeed as USTR, and her record of getting wins for American workers demonstrates she knows how to champion the values that matter to U.S. families. She worked closely with me and my staff to craft the strongest ever protections for American workers in a trade agreement, and pass them into law with bipartisan support. Senate Republicans should process her nomination as quickly as possible, to ensure the Biden administration is ready to go on day one. There are far too many pressing issues on trade facing America to leave the next administration short-handed."