WATCH LIVE: Confirmation hearing of Wilbur Ross for commerce

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Watch the confirmation hearing of Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary starting at 10 a.m. EST Wednesday.

Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross — in line to be commerce secretary — says the thing he’s proudest of during his career is working with union leaders to save thousands of jobs in the steel industry.

Ross is facing a Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday, and he’s citing his experience as an investor and business owner.

If he’s confirmed, Ross will represent the interest of U.S. businesses domestically and abroad.

Ross says in prepared testimony that he’s probably had more direct experience than any prior Cabinet nominee in dealing with unfair trade practices in the steel business and other sectors.

He says other nations want access to the U.S. market and that America should only provide access to nations that agree to play “by our standards of fair trade.”

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