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Source: Obama, Becerra Meet on Trade Job

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Congressman Xavier Becerra Congressman Xavier Becerra

By ERICA WERNER
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - California Congressman Xavier Becerra has met
with President-elect Barack Obama to discuss the job of U.S. trade
representative.

The meeting took place Thursday at Obama's transition office in
Chicago. It was confirmed by a Democratic official who spoke on
condition of anonymity because no public announcement has been
made.

Becerra, a Democrat just elected to his ninth term representing
Los Angeles, is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and
an ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

He has fought for labor protections in trade agreements, leading
opposition to the Central American free-trade pact because he
thought it was too weak in that area.
      
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