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Obama to work to pass Bush trade deals: Democrats


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January 15, 2009

Obama to work to pass Bush trade deals: Democrats

Obama to work to pass Bush trade deals: Democrats

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Doug Palmer.   President-elect Barack Obama wants to win approval of stalled free trade deals with Colombia, Panama and South Korea, but more work is needed on two of the pacts, Democratic lawmakers said on Wednesday.
"The president-elect wants to work with Republicans and Democrats to get those trade agreements moving," House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel said during an meeting to outline the panel's priorities for the year.
Earlier this week, outgoing President George W. Bush said failure to win approval of the three agreements was one of the biggest disappointments of his second term.
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