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U.S.-Colombia FTA News

(Daily News)
October 07, 2011

With votes on the long-stalled free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea coming up next week, members of the House on both sides of the aisle are making a last-minute push to convince their colleagues to support or oppose the controversial deals.


(Daily News)
October 06, 2011

The House Rules Committee today (Oct. 6) passed a single closed rule governing floor consideration of the free trade agreements with Colombia, South Korea and Panama and a bill that will renew the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programs, according to a committee announcement.


(Daily News)
October 06, 2011

The White House and congressional leadership have agreed that they want to hold floor votes on the three trade agreements in both the House and the Senate on Oct. 12, one day before Korean President Lee Myung-bak’s state visit on Oct. 13, sources said.


(Daily News)
October 05, 2011

Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) said today (Oct. 5) that he believed that the House would likely approve three pending free trade agreement next week, and said he was hopeful that the Senate would also approve the U.S.-Korea FTA before the Oct. 13 state visit of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.


(Daily News)
October 05, 2011

U.S. labor unions this week signaled that their disagreement with President Obama's submission to Congress of three free trade agreements they oppose is not likely to poison their cooperation with the president on other issues, including his jobs bill and his re-election campaign.


(Daily News)
October 05, 2011

The House Ways and Means Committee today (Oct. 5) approved the three free trade agreements that the United States has negotiated with South Korea, Colombia and Panama, with the U.S.-Colombia FTA facing the strongest Democratic opposition.


(Daily News)
October 05, 2011

The House Ways and Means Committee at mid-day voted on the U.S.-Colombia and the U.S.-Panama free trade agreements by voice vote, with a roll call vote to follow after consideration of the U.S.-Korea FTA.


(Daily News)
October 05, 2011

House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today (Oct. 5) accused the Colombian government of failing to meet “some of the key obligations [of the labor action plan] in a meaningful way,” according to his opening statement at the markup of the three trade agreements the United States has negotiated with Korea, Colombia and Panama.


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