Senate approves Trump trade nominee ahead of NAFTA renegotiation

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Posted: May 11, 2017 3:03 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Trade Representative, a critical position ahead of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico.

The Senate voted to confirm veteran trade lawyer Robert Lighthizer by a 82-14 vote.

(Reporting by Jason Lange and Lindsay Dunsmuir, editing by G Crosse)