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Sen. Grassley on Gov. Branstad being named U.S. ambassador to China

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Sen. Chuck Grassley today commenting on the news that Gov. Terry Branstad has been named the U.S. ambassador to China nominee by President-elect Trump. 

“Governor Branstad is a friend and colleague and someone I know very well.  As the long-time governor of Iowa, he understands the global nature of the state and national economies.  Governor Branstad understands China, having been there on numerous trade missions and having a friendship with President Xi Jinping.  He’s the longest-serving governor in our nation’s history.  Iowans have chosen him for his successful track record as the chief executive, his trustworthiness and his reputation as a straight shooter.  Those attributes would serve the United States very well if he’s confirmed for this position.  He ought to be confirmed very easily.”

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