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Roe Statement on the Nomination of Bill Hagerty of Tennessee to be U.S. Ambassador to Japan

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Washington, March 24, 2017 | Lani Short (202-225-6356) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. ā€“ Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after Bill Hagerty was nominated by President Trump to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Japan:

ā€œI am thrilled President Trump has nominated a great Tennessean, Bill Hagerty, to serve as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Japan. With superb credentials, Bill served under Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam as the Commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development, where his leadership helped make Tennessee the top state for jobs and economic growth from 2013 to 2015. I congratulate him and thank President Trump for this nomination. Iā€™m confident Bill will be a successful conduit for U.S.-Japan relations.ā€
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