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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today applauded Senate confirmation of Kansans Gregg Doud and C.J. Mahoney, who were nominated to serve as the United States Trade Representative’s Chief Agricultural Negotiator and a Deputy United States Trade Representative, respectively.

“From growing up on a farm in Mankato, Kansas to earning his undergraduate education at K-State to his many years advocating on trade and agricultural issues in Washington, it is clear that Gregg is uniquely qualified to be the USTR’s Chief Agricultural Negotiator,” said Sen. Moran. “I look forward to seeing him be a vocal advocate for our ag community, opening new markets and staying on offense for our farmers and ranchers.”

“Throughout his career, C.J. has demonstrated his impeccable character and clear expertise in trade issues,” continued Sen. Moran. “I had the pleasure of having C.J., who grew up in Russell, Kansas, on my staff as one of my first interns during my time in the U.S. House of Representatives. I have always been impressed with his intelligence and talents, as well as his dedication to Kansas. He will be an asset to the USTR and to our nation.”

Sen. Moran worked with his Senate colleagues to have the holds released on both Doud and Mahoney’s nomination, and introduced Mahoney to the Finance Committee for his confirmation hearing in January.

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