Congress Passes Colombia, Panama, S. Korea Trade Deals

Law360, New York (October 12, 2011, 9:46 PM EDT) -- Three long-stalled free trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia, which legislators claim will increase exports by $13 billion, sailed through both houses of Congress Wednesday evening and now head to the president for his approval.

The agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia passed the U.S. House of Representatives with votes of 278-151, 300-129 and 262-167, respectively.

Shortly after the House wrapped up proceedings, the U.S. Senate ended debate and took up the bills, voting 83-15 on the agreement with South Korea, 77-22 on...
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