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Senate ends debate on Chinese ambassador nominee

May 19, 2017 |
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The Senate today voted 86-12 to end debate on the nomination of Iowa's GOP Governor Terry Branstad to serve as U.S. ambassador to China, where he will address long-running cyber issues between the two countries such as theft of intellectual property.

Following the cloture motion, the Senate has set a confirmation vote for Branstad on May 22.

In his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on May 2, Branstad earned bipartisan praise for his knowledge of the...


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