USMEF Statement: Senate Finance Committee Action on USTR Nominee

The Senate Finance Committee has reported favorably on the nomination of Katherine Tai to serve as U.S. Trade Representative.

U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Dan Halstrom issued this statement:

USMEF congratulates Ms. Tai on the strong bipartisan support she received from the Senate Finance Committee, which reflects her extensive qualifications to lead the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. We support Ms. Tai’s confirmation by the full Senate and look forward to working with her on key issues affecting red meat trade.


The U.S. Meat Export Federation (www.USMEF.org) is the trade association responsible for developing international markets for the U.S. red meat industry. It is funded by USDA; the beef, pork, lamb, corn and soybean checkoff programs, as well as its members representing nine industry sectors: beef/veal producing & feeding, pork producing & feeding, lamb producing & feeding, packing & processing, purveying & trading, oilseeds producing, feedgrains producing, farm organizations and supply & service organizations.

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

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