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Statements Regarding the President’s Submission to Congress of the South Korea, Colombia, and Panama Trade Agreements

Elected officials and stakeholders from across the country are applauding the President’s submission of legislation for the pending U.S.-Korea, U.S.-Colombia, and U.S.-Panama trade agreements. After the President’s announcement today, Ambassador Kirk called for swift congressional action on the trade agreements along with renewal of Trade Adjustment Assistance reforms and expired trade preference programs. Below is a sampling of what they’re saying so far – more to come.

American Meat Institute (AMI)

American Soybean Association (ASA)

Business Roundtable (BRT)

Coalition of Service Industries (CSI)

Emergency Committee for American Trade (ECAT)

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

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

National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC)

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

National Pork Producers Council (NPPC)

Motion Picture Association of America, Inc (MPAA)

Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.)

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)

Third Way

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank

United States Council for International Business (USCIB)

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

Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) and Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Jim McDermott (D-WA)