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Robert Lighthizer confirmed as US Trade Representative

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

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


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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