USTR Robert Lighthizer Testimony Outlining The 2020 Trade Policy Agenda – 10:00am Livestream…

This hearing might be a little too wonky for some, but not too many other policy issues touch 100% of American lives.   U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will be delivering testimony today outlining the 2020 trade policy agenda.

The testimony is before the House Ways and Means Committee, and will be livestreamed on the committee website [SEE HERE] and below at 10:00am ET from the Longworth House Office Building.  USTR Lighthizer is the sole witness.

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Lighthizer will also be testifying to the Senate Finance Committee at 3:00pm. [LINK]

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26 Responses to USTR Robert Lighthizer Testimony Outlining The 2020 Trade Policy Agenda – 10:00am Livestream…

  1. Mike in a Truck says:

    I say we do like the Red Lizard does: If it benifits us we do it. If it dosnt we dont.

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  2. H.R. says:

    Is it OK for the bought-and-paid-for globalist scum committee members to weep openly as Lighthizer goes over President Trump’s trade policy or is that considered bad form?

    Liked by 3 people

  3. budklatsch says:

    Meanwhile, back in the adult world, PDJT team is fighting for America.

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  4. frankdear52 says:

    Notice Mr. Neal handling his mask which contaminates it for any further use. What a scam.

    Liked by 1 person

    • fred5678 says:

      Speaking of masks, which I have never worn, Biden’s ominous black mask reminds me of Hannibal Lector somehow. Looking forward to the campaign ads.

      Too bad POTUS’s NSC team hasn’t performed as well as his economic team. Shows that working with known quantities from the business world works out better than working with recommendations from the Swamp.

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  5. dufrst says:

    I know President Trump is watching this hearing like a hawk. No tweets!

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    • WhiteBoard says:

      very smart reply.

      this financial team is the only one i fully trust with PDJT’s back.

      Mnuchin is the best lizard person ive ever seen ( just joking with the conspiracy, but if he was one ID KEEP HIM)

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  6. suejeanne1 says:

    In 2019 – September 20th – there was this impressive full page advertisement in the “Los Angeles Times” – extolling “the Greater Bay Area” – of China! The province of Guandong and proximity to Hong Kong and Macao, fabulous opportunity to move your operations over there – please note, 85,000 Americans are already living in the “Greater Bay Area” – also, the American Chamber of Commerce has an office there!

    Now, since the change of American policy with regard to Hong Kong no longer being treated “specially” – I wonder how this is all panning out for those who got “on board” and jumped on the opportunity back in September 2019?

    Also, are there still 85,000 Americans in the “Greater Bay Area” or have they mostly left?

    https://enewspaper.latimes.com/desktop/latimes/default.aspx?edid=b2eafaea-23cb-415a-9a9e-c3d7c26c488c

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    • suejeanne1 says:

      there is Ed Buck of West Hollywood on the front page of the LAT that day but just keep clicking the right arrow and the ad is on page 5

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  7. Great Team of president,🇺🇸👍❤️

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  8. Larry says:

    As the coffee row senators are prone to quip…
    …Greatness is the perception that virtue is enough…

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  9. YvonneMarie says:

    Lou Dobbs says this hearing went badly for the sovereign state of the USA.

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  10. jeans2nd says:

    To expound on YvonneMarie – the Great Lou Dobbs had a full-blown meltdown over this. Have not seen Mr Dobbs this angry in some time.

    Mr Dobbs says Amb Lighthizer’s declaration that the U.S.’s policy is not to decouple from China is a non-starter. Mr Dobbs says that is a 180 from everything Donald J Trump has stood for and promised.

    Perhaps. But, Pres Trump has never said retributive trade. Pres Trump said Fair Trade.
    Always Fair Trade. Tariffs for “punishment,” plus other actions, if necessitated. Everything always remains on the table as an option for action. Above all, never, ever show your hand.

    Listening seems to be no option now, has become a must-do, to hear for myself. But, methinks the Great Mr Dobbs just may be incorrect on this one.

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    • Sue says:

      I watched part of this hearing.
      I heard Mr. Lighthizer say that the US was setting up an office to help manufacturers currently in China to return to the US. The office would find out what the companies’ needs were in order to facilitate their move to the US.
      I was confused by Lou Dobbs reporting on Mr. Lighthizer’s testimony.

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      • jeans2nd says:

        Thank you, Sue, that is Exactly what i was missing.

        Pres Trump/Amb Lighthizer are not “decoupling” from China, Pres Trump/Amb Lighthizer are encouraging manufacturers to come home!
        The carrot, not the stick.

        You nailed it. Sue, thank you again. Much appreciated.

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        • Remington says:

          Big fan of Lou Dobbs. His tone towards PT has changed. Seems like an overreaction and accusatory. Have to keep an eye on Lou. Seems like something has changed.

          I trust PT to get this deal done.

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      • YvonneMarie says:

        Thanks

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    • Lou Dobbs is right, about Lighthizer at least. China is behaving like it wants outright, expansionist war, and it has flooded the USA with goods “Made in China”. There has been talk of “Buy American” for years now, and it has never been more apparent that the more of us that do that now, the better, to show them we don’t like their aggression.

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    • fractionalexponent says:

      Couple weeks ago Lou Dobbs, Cavuto, and Andrew Ross-Sorkin all went on insane rants about one thing or another. Maybe covid has then too cooped up. A litlle outdoor fresh air might help.

      Maybe the watch too much TV news…heehee.

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  11. Skippy says:

    Russell B. Long, Louisiana’s U.S. Senator from 1966 to 1981 was fond of saying, “Don’t tax you, don’t tax me, tax that fellow behind the tree!” to explain tax reform

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  12. Brian in CA4 says:

    If I wasn’t mistaken, I think I just heard Dobbs advocate for kinetic war against China. He didn’t actually say that, but the response that he wants from the Trump administration would likely lead to that. That is really stupid.

    A complete decoupling with China’s economy at this time would be akin to the embargo of Japan prior to WW2. A smarter approach would be to get key product production and raw materials supply back to the USA. That is what the Trump administration is currently doing.

    Dobbs needs a valium on this issue. Dobbs’ treatment of the wolverine team hasn’t been very rational lately, IMO….hmmmmm,…why is that?

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  13. PVCDroid says:

    I watched Lou tonight and most of the Lighthizer testimony today. Lou needs to calm down. There was about a 30 seconds of the video before what Lou aired that shows Lighthizer going on about yes, we need to bring as much manufacturing and supply chains back to the US as possible.

    I’m keeping in mind Lighthizer is a trade negotiator and trying to work with the Chinese on the next phase of the trade agreement. They are scared to death of the word decouple. Do we really want to decouple with the Chinese on everything? I’m thinking toys and gadgets, not the big stuff.

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