Hagel Statement on the Nomination of Rep. Rob Portman to be United States Trade Representative
U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) released the following statement today following President Bush's nomination of Ohio Congressman Rob Portman to become United States Trade Representative:
"The United States Trade Representative is one of the most important positions in the United States government. This job has a direct affect on America's future. Rob Portman has the skills, experience and depth of knowledge required to succeed in this critical position. Rob understands markets and the importance of America's competitive position in the world. President Bush has made an outstanding selection.
I look forward to supporting Rob Portman through the confirmation process."