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Statements Regarding the Congressional Approval of the Korea, Colombia, and Panama Trade Agreements

Elected officials and stakeholders are voicing their support for the congressional approval of trade agreements with Korea, Colombia, and Panama.  President Obama commended passage of the agreements along with the renewal of strengthened Trade Adjustment Assistance, the Generalized System of Preferences, and the Andean Trade Preferences Act.  U.S Trade Representative Ron Kirk also praised Congress’ action.  Below is a sampling of what they’re saying so far – check back for periodic updates.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF)

American Meat Institute (AMI)

Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank

Business Roundtable

Council of the Americas

Dow Chemical Company

Emergency Committee for American Trade (ECAT)  


National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW)

National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC)

National Pork Producers Council (NPPC)

National Retail Federation (NRF)

Representative Erik Paulsen (MN-03)

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Baucus (D-Mont.)

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Hatch (R-Utah)

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

Third Way

U.S. Chamber of Commerce


Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX)

Ways and Means Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI)