No Korea FTA Vote Without Colombia, Panama: Sens.

Law360, New York (March 9, 2011, 1:11 PM EST) -- U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk on Wednesday faced growing impatience over slow-moving free trade agreements from U.S. Senate Finance Committee members, who pledged not to advance a near-complete South Korea deal without parallel votes on deals with Colombia and Panama.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., fresh off a recent trip to discuss trade and labor issues with Colombian leaders, joined the growing chorus of lawmakers from both parties pressuring the Obama administration to send all three pending trade deals to Congress simultaneously, or possibly...
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