U.S. panel to vote Thursday on USTR-nominee Kirk
Corrects day of vote in headline, first paragraph
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Finance Committee plans to vote on Thursday on the nomination of former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk to be U.S. trade representative, the panel said.
Committee approval would set the stage for a full Senate vote on Kirk's nomination.
Kirk told the Finance Committee on Monday he would place a large emphasis on enforcing existing trade agreements, but did not have a "fever" to negotiate new deals.
Kirk is expected to win Senate approval despite mistakes found in his tax returns that will require him to pay about $10,000 in back taxes.
(Reporting by Doug Palmer; Editing by Sandra Maler)
- Target holiday cyber breach hits 40 million payment cards
- UPDATE 3-Saab wins Brazil jet deal after NSA spying sours Boeing bid
- Special Report: Why Ukraine spurned the EU and embraced Russia
- Zuckerberg to sell Facebook shares worth about $2.3 billion
- Facebook, Zuckerberg, banks must face IPO lawsuit: judge
Our day's top images, in-depth photo essays and offbeat slices of life. See the best of Reuters photography. See more