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U.S.-Panama FTA News

(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.


(Daily News)
September 27, 2011

House members opposing the pending free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea are urging their colleagues to join them in fighting these trade deals in a series of "Dear Colleague" letters.


(Daily News)
September 22, 2011

Following more than three days of debate, the Senate tonight (Sept. 22) approved by a bipartisan 70-27 vote legislation to renew the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) programs.


(Text Document)
September 22, 2011

(Daily News)
September 21, 2011

With the Senate poised to renew the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) programs as early as this week, the White House has still not worked out a deal with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on how to sequence House action on the three pending free trade agreements with House renewal of TAA, according to Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY).


(File Document)
September 21, 2011

(Daily News)
September 21, 2011

The Senate yesterday defeated largely along party lines an amendment offered by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) that would have renewed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the president. That amendment was offered to a bill currently on the Senate floor to renew the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program.


(Daily News)
September 20, 2011

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) today (Sept. 20) signaled that the Senate may be able to hold a vote this week on a bill currently being debated on the Senate floor to renew the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program by saying that he was not worried about whether the bill would be voted on today or tomorrow (Sept. 21).


(Text Document)
September 20, 2011

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