“We need to see that you care more about the American people, and that you are not just helping American multi-nationals who operate worldwide get good deals,” Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont.—the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee — told Schwab at a Senate Finance Committee hearing Feb. 15. The Senate Finance Committee chairman continuously interrupted Schwab and took every opportunity to scold her and the U.S. trade team whenever she attempted to defend the administration's effort on trade enforcement, discuss how it has worked with Congress on FTAs or explain how FTAs had improved labor conditions in the countries where they have been enacted and benefited U.S. workers.Do you expect fast-track authority to be renewed? If it doesn't, what will it mean to U.S.-based businesses ability to compete globally?
Trade still attracts attention
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