Senate Panel: Barshefsky on Fast Track to Approval
Woellert, Lorraine, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
Senate Finance Committee members yesterday assured Charlene Barshefsky of her near-certain confirmation as U.S. trade representative and called for the repeal of a law that could have tripped up her nomination.
In a cordial hearing that lasted about two hours, Mrs. Barshefsky pushed the need for negotiating authority to bring Chile into the North American Free Trade Agreement and criticized China's progress toward lowering trade barriers.
Mrs. Barshefsky said her tenure as acting U.S. trade representative since Mickey Kantor left the post to lead the Commerce Department a year ago had given her a taste for the job.
"I relish the challenges of this …
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Publication information: Article title: Senate Panel: Barshefsky on Fast Track to Approval. Contributors: Woellert, Lorraine - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: January 30, 1997. Page number: 7. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1997 Gale Group.
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