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Robert Lighthizer confirmed as US Trade Representative

He is expected to bring a tough protectionist approach to US policy

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As deputy US trade representative in the 1980s, Mr Lighthizer declared his opposition to unfettered free trade, arguing for more "pragmatism" in trade policy.

Washington

REAGAN-ERA trade attorney Robert Lighthizer was easily confirmed on Thursday as President Donald Trump's US Trade Representative, bringing a tough protectionist approach to national policy.

The Senate confirmed Mr Lighthizer by a vote of 82 to 14, with broad bipartisan

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