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Bunning is blocking the confirmation of two trade nominees because, according to an aide, the USTR hasn’t done enough to defend Bunning’s home state against a Canadian antismoking law that “unfairly discriminates against Kentucky-grown tobacco.” Bunning said Tuesday he’s seen no progress in his talks with U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk about Canada’s policy.
Some of his colleagues are irked. “Yes, believe it or not, the senator from Kentucky is blocking the appointment of critical U.S. international trade officials to try to force the administration to put pressure on Canada to change its antismoking law,” Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.) said on the Senate

Bunning’s Latest Blockade Targets Canadian Law - Washington Wire - WSJ
 

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