Alaska Senator To Helm US-China Trade Goup

Law360, New York (April 3, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT) -- Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, has been named as the next head of a bipartisan Senate group aimed at improving trade relations between the U.S. and China, the lawmaker's office said Wednesday.

Begich, who was named to a two-year stint as chair of the U.S.-China Interparliamentary Group, is inheriting the position from Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., who filled the post over the last two years, according to a statement from Begich's office. Murray was appointed chair of the IPG in 2009 by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid,...
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