USTR - Statement of USTR Rob Portman regarding Senate passage of CAFTA-DR and House Ways and Means Approval
Office of the United States Trade Representative

 

Statement of USTR Rob Portman regarding Senate passage of CAFTA-DR and House Ways and Means Approval
06/30/2005


"I want to congratulate the Senate for approving CAFTA-DR by 54 to 45 with a strong bipartisan show of support. I particularly want to thank the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Grassley, for his successful stewardship.

"The benefits of CAFTA-DR are clear – expanded export opportunities for American farmers, workers and businesses, a level playing field, and the promotion of economic growth in our region.

"Every day, we’re making more and more progress. The House Ways and Means Committee gave CAFTA-DR a good shot in the arm today by approving the implementing legislation today 25 to 16.

"While the momentum for CAFTA-DR is clearly building, and we’re drawing more and more support from all sides, the debate will continue when the House returns after the July 4th recess. I look forward to working to build towards successful passage in July."

 

 
click here for printer friendly version
 




Help Link Site Map Link Contact Us Link
 
 Search Title Image
Document Library Link
   
 
More on CAFTA-DR
item:
item: Fact Sheets
item: Press Releases
item: Op-Eds
item: Speeches
item: Final Text
item: DR Advisory Group Reports
item: CAFTA Advisory Group Reports
item: CAFTA Plans for Trade Capacity Building
2005 Press Releases
item:
item:
item: October 2005
item: September 2005
item: August 2005
item: July 2005
item: June 2005
item: May 2005
item: April 2005
item: March 2005
item: February 2005
item: January 2005
item: Press Room