Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Cong. Reichert Leads Pro-FTAs Effort
I am thrilled to help lead a historic effort to advance job-creating free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea to votes on the House floor.
The Ways and Means Committee’s swift action is proof that we are in a race against time – to approve these deals and create 250,000 jobs. Every day the United States does not implement these free trade agreements is another day American businesses and workers fall behind.
China, Canada, and the EU, are all aggressively moving forward with their own market-opening trade deals. Approving these trade agreements with Korea, Colombia, and Panama is critically important to maintaining competitiveness in the global marketplace.
The United States uses the best workers to make the best products in the world. We must keep up with our competitors by opening new markets and selling more American goods and services to customers around the world who demand them. Ninety-five percent of those consumers live outside of our borders.
Now that these agreements have cleared the Committee, I will continue my work with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to ensure these jobs measures are sent to the President’s desk as soon as possible.
Guest blogger: Cong. David Reichert