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U.S.-Panama FTA News

(Daily News)
September 02, 2011

On Sept. 7, The House of Representatives is slated to vote on a bill to extend the lapsed Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program retroactively, according to next week's floor schedule issued today (Sept. 2) by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA).

(Daily News)
August 31, 2011

The House leadership is tentatively scheduled to pave the way toward passing the three pending trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama and a bill renewing the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program by passing an extension of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program in the week of Sept. 12.

(Daily News)
August 30, 2011

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) this week said the passage of three pending free trade agreements and a patent reform bill are equally important to the Republican jobs agenda as the repeal of government regulations and providing tax relief for U.S. companies.

(Daily News)
August 24, 2011

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) today (Aug. 24) demanded that President Obama brief him on plans to reorganize government agencies handling trade while simultaneously blasting the idea of incorporating the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative into a larger trade agency.

(Daily News)
August 18, 2011

If Congress and the White House are to succeed in their efforts to approve three pending free trade agreements this fall, they will need to act quickly after the August recess in order to finalize deliberations on exactly how these deals will proceed in relation to a renewal of Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA).

(Daily News)
August 08, 2011

President Obama today (Aug. 8) called on Congress to pass an extension of the payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits as soon as it returns from recess next month, which would place them in front of the pending three free trade agreements.