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Portman Sworn In

Portman is being sworn in today as U.S. trade representative

Ohio Congressman Rob Portman was sworn in today as President Bush's top trade negotiator. The appointment is seen as a plus for Ohio manufacturers, which have suffered steep job losses in recent years.

Portman says his first action will be to order a top to bottom review of all trade complaints against China, an issue critical to Ohio manufacturers. Business leaders have complained that China has unfairly devalued its currency and violated U.S. copyright laws. That allows for low-priced products competing with U.S. manufacturers.

Portman took his oath for the new job and resigned his Congress seat at noon. That clears the way for an election to select the Republican's successor.

So far, six Republicans and six Democrats have expressed interest in the job.

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