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  • Pelosi casts doubt on USMCA deal in 2019

    11/21/2019 11:21:20 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | BY NIV ELIS - 11/21/19 12:13 PM EST
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday cast doubt on the possibility of passing an updated North American trade deal by the end of 2019. “I’m not even sure if we came to an agreement today that it would be enough time to finish,” she said, referencing an end-of-year timeline many had hoped for on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Pelosi was scheduled to meet with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in her office later in the day to try to hammer out final details...If passed, USMCA would be a central achievement for Trump going into the 2020 elections. As a...
  • Lighthizer Says China 'Reneging' on Trade-Talk Commitments

    05/06/2019 2:29:39 PM PDT · by billorites · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 6, 2019
    U.S. Trade Rep. Lighthizer: China ‘Reneging’ on Previous Commitments in Talks *Lighthizer Says U.S. on Friday to Raise Tariffs to 25% From 10% on $200 Billion in Chinese Goods *Lighthizer: ‘We’re Raising the Tariffs’ Effective Friday Morning *Lighthizer: Has Seen ‘Erosion in Commitments by China’ in Last Week *Lighthizer: Talks Will Continue With China Officials Thursday, Friday *Lighthizer Says Doesn’t Know Why China Position Shifted *Treasury Sec. Mnuchin: Over the Weekend New Information Showed Issues With China *Mnuchin: China ‘Trying to Go Back With Language That Had Been Clearly Negotiated’ *Lighthizer, Mnuchin Spoke to Reporters in Washington Briefing Monday Afternoon...
  • Trump pulls out rug from GOP on trade

    05/07/2019 3:17:51 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies ^ | 5/7/19 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republicans feel that President Trump has once again pulled the rug out from under them on trade, leaving GOP lawmakers frustrated over their inability to influence the White House’s policy on an issue that could have major economic and electoral ramifications. Days after a group of Republican senators relayed to Trump at a White House meeting their concerns about trade tensions with Canada, Mexico, Europe and China, Trump over the weekend threatened new tariffs on China, escalating a fight with Beijing and rattling markets. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said after the stock markets closed Monday that higher tariffs...
  • The China hawk who captured Trump's 'very, very large brain' (Good article)

    12/10/2018 3:35:12 AM PST · by cba123 · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/30/2018 05:17 AM EST Updated 12/02/2018 11:11 PM EST | By BEN SCHRECKINGER and DANIEL LIPPMAN
    Washington veteran Michael Pillsbury has quietly become a key figure behind Trump's confrontational China policy, to the dismay of Beijing — and some fellow China experts. -- A day before President Donald Trump departed for the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, several top officials gathered in the Oval Office to strategize about Trump's highly anticipated meeting there with China's president. Seated around Trump's Resolute Desk were Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. On couches a few feet away were White House chief of staff John Kelly, Trump's son...
  • The Latest: More candidates emerge for Trump chief of staff

    12/09/2018 6:59:35 PM PST · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    CBS Cleaveland 19 ^ | | December 9, 2018 | ZEKE MILLER
    people being considered are the White House budget chief, Mick Mulvaney, and a Republican congressman from North Carolina, Mark Meadows. Other names in the mix include Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Trump's former deputy campaign manager, David Bossie.
  • Two GOP senators come out against Trump trade nominee

    05/10/2017 5:05:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 10, 2017 | Sylvan Lane
    Two Republican senators announced Wednesday that they will oppose Robert Lighthizer, President Trump’s nominee for United States Trade Representative, ahead of his likely confirmation this week. Sens. John McCain (Ariz.) and Ben Sasse (Neb.) told Lighthizer in a letter released Wednesday that they’d vote against him because “your confirmation process has failed to reassure us that you understand the North American Free Trade Agreement’s (NAFTA) positive economic benefits to our respective States and the nation as a whole.” “We fear that you do not have an appreciation for the millions of jobs created by this free trade deal, and that...
  • Trump Trade Rep Robert Lighthizer Is Free Trade Skeptic

    01/05/2017 8:59:39 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 2 replies
    The New American ^ | 05 January 2017 | Steve Byas
    President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for the post of U.S. trade representative, Robert Lighthizer, is a free trade skeptic, who served as deputy U.S. trade representative under President Ronald Reagan.In May of 2011, Lighthizer wrote an opinion piece in the Washington Times in response to a possible Trump campaign — in 2012, in which he asked:Given the current financial crisis and the widespread belief that the 21st century will belong to China, is free trade really making global markets more efficient? Is it promoting our values and making America stronger? Or is it simply strengthening our adversaries and creating a...