President Joe Biden’s nominees for top administration posts, with a few notable exceptions, have largely sailed through their Senate confirmations. But no Biden nominee received as much bipartisan support as U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai.
The Senate unanimously confirmed Tai in a 98-0 vote earlier in March, with Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii absent that day. Her remarks about import tariffs and economic relations with China could be a promising sign for conservatives as they suggest a continuation of the trade policies enacted under former President Donald Trump.