Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross won easy Senate confirmation as commerce secretary Monday night, giving President Trump his top trade official who will be charged with leveraging U.S. interests in trade relationships with China and Mexico.

Ross was approved in a 72-27 vote.

Ross was a key economic adviser during Trump’s campaign who strongly influenced his views on trade, including his opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement and the now-scrapped Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.

A banker-turned-investor, Ross faced few hurdles during his confirmation hearings other than complaints from Democrats and liberal groups that he would be just another billionaire in the Trump Cabinet who as a “vulture” investor helped to streamline companies by sending jobs overseas.

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