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Congress

(Daily News)
March 09, 2009

U.S. Trade Representative nominee Ron Kirk told his Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing today (March 9) that the U.S.-South Korea free trade agreement is unacceptable as negotiated to the Obama administration and that the administration is prepared to walk away from the deal if it cannot be improved.


(Daily News)
March 09, 2009

Ways and Means Committee staff are still mulling the way forward for a Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) in the House and, in particular, how tariff suspension bills introduced under new transparency rules during the 110th Congress could be most expeditiously combined into a bill that could be considered this year. This process raises a handful of technical issues that have yet to be finally resolved, sources said today (March 9).


(File Document)
March 04, 2009

(File Document)
March 03, 2009

(Daily News)
March 02, 2009

The fact that U.S. Trade Representative nominee Ron Kirk has agreed to pay roughly $10,000 in back taxes due to errors revealed through a vetting process performed by the Senate Finance Committee is unlikely to pose a significant problem to Kirk's nomination, observers on Capitol Hill said today (March 2).


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