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(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement after Gary Locke was unanimously confirmed by the Senate as Ambassador to China.

“I am very glad that Gary Locke has been unanimously confirmed as the next U.S. Ambassador to China. Making sure the U.S.-China partnership continues to work for both nations is absolutely critical to ensuring our ability to compete and succeed in the 21st century global economy.  I look forward to working with Ambassador Locke to make sure our nation’s relationship with China helps businesses, farmers, and the economy in Washington state and across the country.”