US senator drops threat to delay Brazil envoy pick


WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) - A Republican senator dropped his threat on Thursday to delay approval of President Barack Obama's choice for U.S. ambassador to Brazil after receiving assurances the administration would not push to end a tariff on ethanol. "I'm glad the administration made clear so quickly that the president supports maintaining the 54 cent-per gallon tariff on imported ethanol," Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa said in a statement. Obama has nominated Thomas Shannon, a ...

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