WASHINGTON, June 21, 2017 – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told lawmakers today he expects a speedy conclusion to the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, but he would not commit to a deadline.
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2017 – The preliminary deal that the U.S. and Mexico announced on Tuesday on Mexican sugar exports hasn’t halted negotiations or pressure from lawmakers and industry groups on the Commerce Department to alter the agreement as it was laid out to the public.
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2017 – Robert Lighthizer, an international trade lawyer schooled in fighting trade battles with China and other countries, easily won Senate confirmation as U.S. Trade Representative, putting in place the last major piece of President Trump’s trade team.
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2017 – The Senate today unexpectedly rejected a resolution calling for the repeal of an Obama administration rule restricting methane venting and flaring on public and tribal lands.
WASHINGTON, May 7, 2017 - The Senate this week takes up two of President Trump’s nominees who are critical to agriculture, his picks for Food and Drug Administration commissioner and U.S. trade representative.
WASHINGTON, April 24, 2017 – Sonny Perdue, who has promised to be a forceful advocate for farmers within the Trump administration, is set to take over as the 31st agriculture secretary on Tuesday after easily winning Senate confirmation, 87-11.
WASHINGTON, April 7, 2017 - The Senate confirmed 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch for a position on the Supreme Court today, filling the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia more than a year ago.