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U.S.-Panama FTA News

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September 20, 2011

(Daily News)
September 20, 2011

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell today (Sept. 20) announced that, under an understanding that he has reached with the administration, the White House will soon submit the three pending free trade agreements to Congress "soon" for formal consideration.


(Daily News)
September 19, 2011

Union lobbying against the pending free trade agreements in Congress has been relatively low-profile both in Washington and in congressional districts over the past few months, but may step up in the coming weeks with the increasing certainty that the FTAs are actually coming up for votes, according to FTA supporters and opponents.


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September 19, 2011

With the Senate poised to begin consideration of a bill to renew the lapsed Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programs this week, business lobbyists are set to intensify their efforts to ensure that free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama all pass with strong margins.


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September 15, 2011

Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis yesterday (Sept. 14) warned business supporters of the pending free trade agreements that Senate amendments to legislation extending the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) could pose a threat to its quick passage and thereby derail progress on the FTAs, according to informed sources.


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September 14, 2011

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) today (Sept. 13) said he would try to take up a bill to extend the lapsed Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program before the Senate adjourns next week, as the first step to advancing the pending free trade agreements.


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September 12, 2011

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) today (Sept. 12) said he does not know when the Senate will take up legislation to renew the lapsed Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program as a first step toward passing the pending free trade agreements, but he emphasized the need to pass the FTAs and TAA this year.


(Daily News)
September 12, 2011

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) yesterday (Sept. 12) said he expects Congress to approve a bill to renew the lapsed Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program without many amendments, along with the three pending free trade agreements.


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September 09, 2011

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September 08, 2011

(Daily News)
September 07, 2011

Ten Republican senators today (Sept. 7) called on President Obama to use his speech on jobs slated to take place tomorrow to commit to formally submitting three pending free trade agreements to Congress for votes, arguing that passage of these agreements would help create U.S. jobs.


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September 07, 2011

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) today (Sept. 7) said the Senate will not vote on the pending three free trade agreements unless the House first passes a bill to extend the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program.


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