Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., speaks to a reporter in his office in the House Longworth building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 12, 2016. When Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin became House speaker, a shakeup on the House Ways and Means Committee resulted in Reichert taking over as head of the panel's trade subcommitee.
Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., speaks to a reporter in his office in the House Longworth building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 12, 2016. When Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin became House speaker, a shakeup on the House Ways and Means Committee resulted in Reichert taking over as head of the panel's trade subcommitee. Allison Shelley McClatchy
Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., speaks to a reporter in his office in the House Longworth building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 12, 2016. When Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin became House speaker, a shakeup on the House Ways and Means Committee resulted in Reichert taking over as head of the panel's trade subcommitee. Allison Shelley McClatchy

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