NAM President John Engler’s weekly message is on the pending U.S.-Peru Free Trade Agreement, expected to come to a House vote next week.
We note that on September 25th, the House Ways & Means Committee approved the pact with strong bipartisan support. As NAM’s Engler commented then, Peru marked the first agreement to include labor and environmental provisions that helped broaden Congressional support for expanding trade:
“All members of the House should embrace the overwhelmingly bipartisan nature of the committee’s vote. It reflects the importance of trade to America’s economy and reaffirms my belief that the May 10 agreement was a key factor in incorporating the concerns that some members of Congress have with regard to trade.
“I look forward to a strong majority voting in favor of the Peru trade agreement. This is the start of a robust trade agenda and we look for quick, bipartisan action on our pending trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and Korea.”
We have resources available on the Peru agreement at www.nam.org/tradetoolkit.
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