Senate Works To Get Trade Deals Back On Track

Law360, New York (September 20, 2011, 4:44 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday began debating the renewal of a worker assistance program that could ultimately lead to votes on stalled free trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia.

The debate was able to move forward because of a 84-8 vote Monday that ended a filibuster on a motion to proceed on a trade bill called the Generalized System of Preferences, which will serve as a vehicle for the Trade Adjustment Assistance program that helps U.S. workers who lose their jobs due to the...
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