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STATE REPRESENTATIVE RAFAEL ANCHIA STATEMENT ON CONGRESSIONAL PASSAGE OF TRADE AGREEMENTS  print page

by: Rep. Anchia, Rafael
10/13/2011

On Wednesday, October 12, 2011, the United States Congress voted to approve free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea. President Obama and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk have worked tirelessly to secure greater U.S. access to the Korean auto market, increased labor rights and worker protections in Colombia, and enhanced tax transparency and labor rights in Panama. Texas State Representative Rafael Anchia, District 103, Dallas, is proud of the Administration's groundbreaking efforts to get this legislation passed.

” As a member of the U.S. Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, I applaud President Obama and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk for their vision and firm commitment to strengthening trade with our allies in Asia and Latin America, " said Rep. Anchia. "The recent passage of trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama will go a long way toward reaching the President's goal of doubling U.S. exports over the next five years, while at the same time renewing a strong program of Trade Adjustment Assistance that will help American workers who are adversely impacted by trade. These agreements will immediately open new markets for farmers, ranchers and manufacturers in my home state and help create thousands of Texas jobs and billions in much-needed local revenue."


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