Senate Confirms Trump's Pick for Commerce with Strong Support From Democrats

Senate Confirms Trump's Pick for Commerce with Strong Support From Democrats
Senate Confirms Trump's Pick for Commerce with Strong Support From Democrats

The U.S. Senate easily confirmed billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as U.S. commerce secretary on Monday with strong support from Democrats, installing President Donald Trump's top official on trade matters.

The Senate voted 72-27 to confirm Ross, who has been highly critical of China's trade practices and who has had a strong influence on Trump's opposition to multilateral trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Trump has designated Ross to lead a renegotiation of the 23-year-old U.S.-Canada-Mexico North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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