Washington - "The White House took important action today to help American companies and workers compete in international markets by submitting the trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea so Congress can pass them,” said John Engler, President of Business Roundtable (BRT). “We appreciate the White House moving the ball forward and that much closer to crossing the goal line."
“The United States has been sitting on the sidelines for far too long, while our foreign competitors have secured game-changing trade agreements for their workers and companies at the expense of ours. To help keep the United States competitive and promote U.S. economic growth and jobs, we urge the House to quickly pass the pending agreements and the bipartisan Trade Adjustment Assistance package. These three trade agreements will also create an estimated 250,000 jobs, which are much needed at a time when more than nine percent of Americans are out of work."