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January 09, 2009

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(Daily News)
December 10, 2008

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) today announced he expected the next Congress to consider the three pending free trade agreements the U.S. has negotiated with Colombia, Panama and South Korea, but only after Congress has passed an expanded Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program.


(Daily News)
December 03, 2008

The chairmen and ranking members of the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees yesterday (Dec. 2) warned President Bush against agreeing to a Doha round deal on agriculture and non-agricultural market access (NAMA) this month unless trading partners show significant new concessions in the talks, something they said thus far has not occurred.


(Daily News)
November 20, 2008

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY) in a wide-ranging interview today (Nov. 20) expressed optimism that President-elect Barack Obama will support passage of the Colombia and Panama free trade agreements during his time in office, and said he will defer to the administration on whether legislation is needed to deal with Chinese trade barriers and currency manipulation.


(Daily News)
November 19, 2008

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) this week offered conflicting views on whether there may be a lame-duck session in December.


(Daily News)
November 18, 2008

Members of the House Democratic Caucus today (Nov. 18) elected Rep. John Larson (D-CT) as the Chairman of the Caucus to replace Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL), and chose Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) as the deputy chairman over Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH).


(Daily News)
November 13, 2008

In next week's elections for House leadership positions, long-time trade critic Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) seeks election to the position of vice chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, according to a House leadership aide.


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