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Baucus sets vote on Froman USTR nomination for Tuesday

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., has scheduled a vote for Tuesday on Michael Froman’s nomination to be U.S. trade representative.

The vote will take place during a previously scheduled hearing which begins at 10 a.m. in Room 215 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

During a hearing on Thursday to consider the nomination, Baucus said the United States need a strong trade representative as Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations continue and free-trade agreement talks with the European Union begin, and added that Froman “has the experience that makes him the right choice for USTR.”