Three more Trump picks had their hearings delayed following complaints that their ethics review isn’t complete.[...]
Wilbur Ross has yet to file the necessary paperwork.[...]
Nominee brings unique history of owning and defending embattled steel and textile manufacturing companies that have relied on border duties to protect their industries[...]
A Senate committee has postponed a planned confirmation hearing for Wilbur Ross, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to run the Commerce Department.[...]
Update: After this story aired, Ross' hearing was delayed to January 18. The original audio appears above. Wilbur Ross, president-elect Trump's[...]
The Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday evening announced it has postponed the confirmation hearing for President-elect Trump's Commerce secretary nominee, Wilbur Ross, to Jan. 18. Ross had been scheduled to appear before the Senate committee Thursday, but it was pushed back six days because Ross did not submit a disclosure form to the Office of Government Ethics in time, according to a joint statement by Chairman John Thune, R-S.D., and ranking Democrat Bill Nelson, D-Fla. HEARING POSTPONED: @SenateCommerce rescheduled nomination hearing for Wilbur Ross to January 18th at 10am— Senate Commerce (@SenateCommerce) January 10, 2017 [...]
Wilbur Ross, President-elect Trump's pick for Commerce Secretary, doesn't merely espouse government planning of the economy, he lobbies for it and profits from it. One of the problems in our country, Ross said in 2010, is we don't have an industrial policy. By industrial policy, Ross meant federal laws that steer resources to certain sectors for certain activities. Ross, in a CNBC interview in the summer of 2010, expressed his admiration for China's five-year plans, the ones originated by Communist revolutionary Mao Zedong. Is that something we should do here, Wilbur? journalist Andy Serwer asked. Yes, Ross responded, before lamenting our lack of an industrial policy. Ross explained how he would use government to steer the economic ship: We ought, as a country, to decide which industries are we going to really promote — the so-called industries of the future. [...]
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