“I am pleased that the Senate voted today to confirm Ambassador Susan Schwab as United States Trade Representative. As the former Deputy Trade Representative, she has the experience necessary to resolve disputes, open markets throughout the world, and create agreements that will have sustained success.

“I have met personally with Ambassador Schwab to discuss issues important to the economic prosperity of Washington state, and am confident from our discussions that she has our state's best interests in mind.

“In particular, I am confident that she will support our state and national interests in the ongoing trade dispute concerning large civil aircraft. During her time as Deputy Trade Representative, Ambassador Schwab played a critical role in protecting American aerospace employees by working to end Airbus’ market-distorting actions. I am sure that she will continue to be a strong advocate for American workers and fair market practices as this country's chief trade negotiator.”