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Schwab Welcomes Selection of Deanna Tanner Okun as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative


Washington, D.C. - U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab praised President Bush’s nomination of U.S. International Trade Commissioner Deanna Tanner Okun to serve as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative.

“Commissioner Okun’s expertise and insights on trade make her an excellent choice for this key position.  Her eight years at the U.S. International Trade Commissioner have provided her a unique perspective on the tangible effects of trade in our economy.  Her background on trade issues as a Senate aide and attorney will ensure she will hit the ground running on key issues on the Administration’s trade agenda,” said Ambassador Schwab.  “We have a great deal to accomplish in 2008, so I hope the Senate will move quickly on her nomination.  I look forward to working with Commissioner Okun to advance the President’s market-opening, pro-growth trade policies.”

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