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US Senate and House to vote on trade deals next Wednesday. Panama, Colombia and South Korea await decision

Friday, October 7, 2011

The US House of Representatives and the Senate will vote next Wednesday on three long-delayed trade deals with South Korea, Panama and Colombia.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said yesterday the Republican-led House will vote on the three deals on Wednesday and later Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the Democratic-led Senate will vote that day as well.

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak is due at the White House for talks with President Barack Obama on Thursday, October 13, giving lawmakers a reason to push for final congressional approval ahead of the visit.

Original source: Reuters