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Trump Nominates Rep. Darrell Issa as USTDA Director

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President Trump intends to nominate Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., as director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.

Issa previously served as chair of the House committee on oversight and government reform, the White House said Wednesday.

Once confirmed, he will support USTDA in its mission to help companies export American-made goods and services to partner countries to generate more jobs in the U.S. 

Issa holds various House positions such as head of the subcommittee on courts, intellectual property and the internet, as well as the committee on foreign affairs.

Throughout his career in the government, the U.S. Army veteran has helped enforce stricter rules along the U.S. border, expose the mismanagement at the Mineral Management Services and proposed to investigate the cause of a financial crisis in 2008.

Issa additionally led the House committee on oversight and government reform in investigating the Countrywide Financial VIP Program, as well as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now’s misuse of taxpayer money, among other things.