Senate Leaders Agree On Path For FTAs

Law360, New York (August 4, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT) -- U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk on Wednesday applauded a deal U.S. Senate leaders had reached on how to move forward with pending free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama after months of deadlock over efforts to renew a worker assistance program.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., settled on how to advance the three trade deals along with the Trade Adjustment Assistance program — which helps U.S. workers who lose their jobs due to the effects of international...
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