From the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance website…
|Orrin G. Hatch
|Michael Froman, of New York, to be United States Trade Representative, with rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, vice Ronald Kirk, resigned.|
Editorial Note: Froman is a free trader and is connected with Robert Rubin and worked for Citigroup. He recently served as Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs. See his bio at Wikipedia. He was reportedly instrumental in getting the Korea, Panama and Colombia trade agreements through Congress.