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USITC Commissioners

The USITC is headed by six Commissioners who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. No more than three Commissioners may be of any one political party. Currently three Democrats and two Republicans serve as Commissioners.

The Commissioners serve overlapping terms of nine years each, with a new term beginning every 18 months. The Chairman and Vice Chairman are designated by the President from among the current Commissioners for two-year terms. The Chairman and Vice Chairman must be from different political parties, and the Chairman cannot be from the same political party as the preceding Chairman.

The USITC staff of about 365 individuals includes international trade analysts (investigators and experts in particular industries), international economists, attorneys, and technical support personnel.

The current Commissioners of the USITC are:

Jason E. Kearns

Chair
Jason E. Kearns, a Democrat of Colorado, is the Chair of the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC). Chair Kearns was nominated to the USITC by...

Randolph J. Stayin

Vice Chair
Randolph J. Stayin, a Republican of Virginia, is the Vice Chair of the U.S. International Trade Commission. Vice Chair Stayin was nominated to the...

David S. Johanson

Commissioner
David S. Johanson, a Republican of Texas, was nominated to the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) by President Barack Obama on April 8, 2011...

Rhonda K. Schmidtlein

Commissioner
Rhonda K. (Schnare) Schmidtlein, a Democrat of Missouri, was nominated to the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) by President Barack Obama...

Amy A. Karpel

Commissioner
Amy A. Karpel, a Democrat of Washington State, was nominated to the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) by President Donald J. Trump on...