Congress Advances Trade Deals, But Questions Remain

Law360, New York (July 7, 2011, 6:33 PM EDT) -- U.S. lawmakers on Thursday voted to support bills to implement long-stalled free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama, but a partisan divide over whether to link the deals with a worker assistance program made the prospect of final approval murky.

The House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance each voted in favor of the proposed bills at Thursday's "mock markups." However, the Democrat-controlled Senate panel voted to include an extension of Trade Adjustment Assistance in the bill for the...
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