Thursday, February 4, 2021

Biden’s Pick for Commerce Secretary Gains Senate Committee Nod


Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo won approval from a U.S. Senate Committee on Wednesday to become President Joe Biden's Secretary of Commerce. The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved Raimondo by a vote of 21-to-3. Full Senate confirmation is still required.
The vote proved she smoothed over Republican fears over how she views Huawei, reported Politico. Earlier, some members thought she was non-committal about the Chinese telecom. In written answers to follow-up questions, Raimondo said she does see Huawei as a threat and sees no reason to take any companies off the trade blacklist. Continue Reading

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