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Obama delays final work on trade pacts because of protracted talks on US debt

Friday, July 22, 2011


\ President Obama is putting off sending final legislation on three key free trade agreements to Capitol Hill until September because of the protracted talks over raising the US debt limit.\ \ Obama aides were ready to send the trade deals with South Korea, Colombia and Panama to lawmakers this week.\ \ But congressional leaders from both parties asked the administration to delay the agreements until after Congress returns from its August recess. \ \ Original source: Associated Press\ \ \ \