U.S Trade Representative, Ron Kirk, is leaving the Obama administration in late February. Kirk worked for a successful trade agreement with Panama, Colombia and Korea. The former mayor of Dallas announced his plan, on Tuesday, in a brief statement. Kirk served as the administration’s top negotiator for trade during President Obama’s first term.
The White House praised Kirk’s efforts in advancing free trade agreements and revealing unfair trade practices. Although the White House has not yet announced his successor, Fred Hochberg may be good choice. Fred Hochberg is the president of the U.S Export-Import bank also worked for U.S trade policies during President Obama’s first term.
Chief of Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson, a black woman, has also announced her departure and Obama will be left with only Susan Rice and Eric Holder as the remaining black aids in his office.