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U.S.-Colombia FTA News

(Daily News)
October 04, 2011

In transmitting the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement to Congress yesterday (Oct. 3), President Obama pledged that he will not let the deal go into effect after Congress passes it until Colombia has fulfilled key elements of a labor action plan aimed at improving labor rights protections in that country.


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October 04, 2011

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October 04, 2011

(Daily News)
October 04, 2011

An internal AFL-CIO memo lays out in detail how the Colombian government has failed to live up to its commitments in at least four key areas under a labor action plan it struck with the Obama administration in an effort to clear the way for a congressional vote on the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, according to a copy obtained by Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
October 04, 2011

The White House submitted the three pending free trade agreements to Congress based on assurances by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) that the House would also pass an extension of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program quickly, and then backed up that promise with action in the House Rules Committee, senior administration officials said in a press conference.


(Daily News)
October 03, 2011

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) announced this evening (Oct. 3) that his committee will hold a markup on Oct. 5 of the implementing legislation for the free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama, which President Obama submitted to Congress earlier today.


(Daily News)
October 03, 2011

The House Rules Committee this evening (Oct. 3) approved a rule governing consideration of a bill to renew the lapsed Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programs by a voice vote. That rule will now be considered on the House floor, before the House votes on the TAA/GSP bill itself.


(Daily News)
October 03, 2011

The White House this afternoon (Oct. 3) formally submitted the implementing legislation for free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea to Congress, starting the congressional approval process.


(Daily News)
October 03, 2011

The House Rules Committee this afternoon (Oct. 3) announced that it is adding H.R. 2832, which would extend the lapsed Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programs, to the agenda for a meeting that is scheduled to kick off at 5 p.m. this evening.


(Daily News)
October 03, 2011

Under a deal reached within the last few days with the House Republican leadership, the White House will formally submit to Congress the implementing legislation for the free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama as early as today (Oct. 3) or possibly tomorrow (Oct. 4), sources said.


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