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U.S.-Colombia FTA News

(Daily News)
October 12, 2011

The House of Representatives this evening (Oct. 12) approved in a series of votes the implementing bills for the three free trade agreements that the United States has negotiated with Colombia, Panama and Korea, as well as a bill to extend the lapsed Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Generalized System of Preferences (TAA) programs.


(Daily News)
October 12, 2011

The House tonight (Oct. 12) rejected by a vote of 236 to 192 an effort by House Democrats to amend the implementing bill for the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement with the pending House currency bill aimed at offsetting China's currency manipulation in countervailing duty cases.


(Daily News)
October 12, 2011

The House Republican leadership expects the House to start voting on the three trade agreements and a bill to renew the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programs at around 5:00-5:30 p.m. this evening, and believes that this series of votes will take roughly one hour to conclude.


(Daily News)
October 12, 2011

House members that are supporting and opposing the pending free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama are circulating a new batch of "Dear Colleague" letters on the trade agreements just hours before the House and Senate will vote on them, in a last-ditch effort to convince win their colleagues over to their position.


(Daily News)
October 12, 2011

The Senate kicked off debate on the three pending trade deals this morning (Oct. 12), and Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is determined to hold votes on them before the end of the day and is hoping that his fellow senators will yield back some of the time they will be granted to speak on the free trade agreements, according to Senate aides.


(Daily News)
October 12, 2011

The House tonight (Oct. 11) approved by a vote of 281 to 128 the rule for considering the free trade agreements the U.S. has negotiated with South Korea, Colombia and Panama as well as the bill to extend Trade Adjustment Assistance and the Generalized System of Preferences.


(Daily News)
October 12, 2011

House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today (Oct. 11) signaled that it may be difficult to achieve strong Democratic support for the three U.S. free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama, which the House is likely to approve tomorrow.


(Daily News)
October 11, 2011

The Senate Finance Committee today (Oct. 11) approved three pending free trade agreements the U.S. has negotiated with South Korea, Panama and Colombia during a markup that was interrupted by frequent outbursts of anti-FTA protestors, several of whom were escorted from the committee room.


(Daily News)
October 11, 2011

The House and Senate are both expected to begin debate on the three pending trade deals tonight (Oct. 11), setting the stage for votes in both chambers late tomorrow before South Korean President Lee Myung-bak delivers a speech in front of a joint session of Congress on Thursday at 4 p.m., congressional aides said.


(Daily News)
October 07, 2011

Senators have informally agreed to an Oct. 6 proposal by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) that the Senate will debate the free trade agreements the United States has negotiated with Korea, Colombia and Panama for up to 12 hours, equally divided between Democrats and Republicans, on Oct. 12, sources said.


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