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Senator Mitch McConnell
Our guest on Open Mic this week is U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Congressional leaders return to Washington this week with an agenda bordered by trade, appropriations and a pushback against overregulation. The Kentucky Republican sees opportunity to work with the Obama administration on Trade Promotion Authority and cyber-security legislation, but expects push back over regulations that GOP leaders will try to repeal through a series of policy riders on appropriations bills.
- play April 17, 2015
March 27, 2015
Feature: Clayton Yeutter’s efforts, both in government and the private sector, have had a lasting impact on the worldwide economy. He served as Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Trade Representative and Counselor to the President, and also spent several years as CEO of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Returning to the private sector in 1993, Yeutter joined what has become Hogan Lovells, LLP, where his focus is on trade issues. Now he’s giving back to his alma mater, the University of Nebraska, to help prepare skilled graduates for in-demand careers in global trade and finance.
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