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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden plans to nominate longtime Senate employee Jayme White as Deputy US Trade Representative, the White House said on Friday.
White, now the Senate Finance Committee’s chief commercial advisor, has worked in the Senate on nearly every major trade and trade law issue for 20 years, the White House said in a statement.
“Jayme White has spent two decades working to ensure US trade policy empowers American workers and fosters a sustainable environment,” the statement said.
White grew up in Seattle, Washington and members of his family are union workers for Boeing (NYSE :), America’s largest exporter.
Biden and trade negotiator chief Katherine Tai have emphasized their strong support for organized labor and are committed to pursuing a trade policy that focuses on workers’ rights, environmental protection and human right.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden strongly supported his longtime aide White as Tai’s deputy.
White served as a legislative advisor to former Representative Jim McDermotte from 2000 to 2009 before joining Wyden’s office as legislative director, and transitioning to his current role as a commercial advisor in 2014. .
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