His record does not bode well for his pursuing any kind of remotely progressive or even marginally liberal proposals...
His record on matters over which the Commerce Dept might have influence is dismal:
Item: Voted NO on repealing tax subsidy for companies which move US jobs offshore.
Item: Voted YES on reforming bankruptcy to include means-testing & restrictions.
Item: Voted YES on restricting rules on personal bankruptcy.
Item: Rated 78% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record.
Item: Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru.
Item: Voted YES on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade
Item: Voted YES on establishing free trade between US & Singapore.
Item: Rated 92% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record.
Item: Voted NO on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities".
Item: Voted YES on declaring English as the official language of the US government.
Item: Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border.
Item: Voted NO on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship.
Item: Increase limitations for H-1B, H-2B, and L-visas.
Are you starting to see a pattern here?