Trump Commerce Pick Wilbur Ross And The Steel Industry04:14
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President-elect Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with investor Wilbur Ross after meeting at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Bedminster, N.J.. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
President-elect Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with investor Wilbur Ross after meeting at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Bedminster, N.J.. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
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President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, goes before the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday. The billionaire investor has a connection to the steel industry and may play a large role in Trump's strategy to protect domestic manufacturers, particularly steel.

Matt Richmond from Here & Now contributor WCPN ideastream in Cleveland reports.

This segment aired on January 18, 2017.

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