Beyer Statement On Reported Nomination Of Katherine Tai To Serve As US Trade Representative
Washington, December 9, 2020
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, issued the following statement today on reports that President-elect Biden has chosen to nominate Ways and Means Chief Trade Counsel Katherine Tai to serve as United States Trade Representative:
“Working with Katherine Tai on trade issues has been a highlight of my time on the Ways and Means Committee. She is smart, deeply knowledgeable, and committed to getting trade policy right for our workers, businesses, and the environment. Katherine is widely respected and well-liked, but will also be a tough and principled negotiator. She is exactly the right kind of cooperative leader to help return rationality to our trade policy and restore the respect of our allies around the world. Should she be nominated by President-elect Biden and confirmed by the Senate, Katherine Tai will be a strong U.S. Trade Representative.”
Beyer also serves at the top member of the House and senior Democrat on Congress’ Joint Economic Committee, which he is expected to Chair next year.