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Lighthizer To Testify Before Senate


U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer speaks at the 9th China Business Conference at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
The U.S. trade representative is set to testify on Capitol Hill next week, in what’s expected to be a contentious exchange with lawmakers.
Robert Lighthizer will appear before the Senate Appropriations Committee next Thursday.
His visit comes as the Trump administration is revisiting trade policies on several fronts, including China, the EU and NAFTA.
Lawmakers, Republicans in particular, are skeptical of the implementation of tariffs on allies.
One of the president’s closest allies, Senator Orrin Hatch, has even proposed legislation to curb the administration’s efforts.
Meanwhile, the president reiterated Friday he was ready to impose $500 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese goods if it doesn’t change its practices.

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