From: "Bolen, Cheryl"
Date: May 15, 2017 at 3:55:04 PM
Subject: VP pool report #1
Swearing in of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
Ceremony started at 3:40 p.m. in the stunning Indian Treaty Room, where about 50 guests were seated before a podium.
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) introduced Vice President Pence, who made remarks then administered the oath at 3:47 p.m.
Notable attendees include Sen. Bob Dole, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Peter Navarro and Kellyanne Conway.
Following the oath, Lighthizer spoke for about two minutes, then sat at a small desk and signed his commission document. Dole stood beside him, along with Pence, Lighthizer's two children and Roberts.
Pool was escorted out at 3:53 p.m.
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