Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is looking forward to hearing more about U.S. Trade Representative Nominee Kathrine Tai’s take on the phase one trade deal with China. “The Biden administration wants to round up support in Europe, the United Kingdom, North America, Japan and South Korea to take a united front against abusive trade laws by China. If they can be successful, I think that’s a necessary first step. Beyond that, I hope they’ll start negotiating a phase two deal with China.” Tai’s confirmation hearing hasn’t been scheduled yet, but Grassley says it will likely take place after the Secretary of Health and Human Services confirmation hearing. Grassley also said Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack’s nomination may not be voted on by the Senate until the end of the month.
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