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Senate Republicans push Obama on trade deals with Colombia and Panama

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urged President Obama to act on pending trade deals with Panama and Colombia.

McConnell charged that the president "needs to do more than promise to pursue these agreements" as he did in his remarks earlier Monday to business leaders.

In a floor speech after Obama's address to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, McConnell pressed the president to submit the two deals to Congress for ratification, arguing that "the time for delay on these two agreements is over."

Original source: Washington Post