Obama Seeks Speedy Passage Of Stalled Trade Deals

Law360, New York (October 3, 2011, 7:47 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama on Monday asked Congress to quickly pass three pending international trade deals following the end of a dispute over aid for workers displaced by foreign competition that had stalled any vote on the agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama.

Obama had said that he would not submit the deals, which would increase exports to those countries and ideally create jobs in the U.S., until lawmakers had agreed to extend the 2009 Trade Adjustment Assistance program, which the U.S. Senate did Sept. 22....
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