Trade Pacts To Get Long-Awaited Congressional Vote

Law360, Los Angeles (October 7, 2011, 6:51 PM EDT) -- Congressional leaders on Thursday announced plans to put long-stalled trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia to a vote on Wednesday.

U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R- Va., and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., each said on the floor of his respective chamber that the trade bills will come to a vote on Oct. 12.


The announcements, which come only days after President Barack Obama submitted the trade agreements to Congress, mean their expected passage will come just in...
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