Roskam, Hultgren Praise Free Trade Agreements

Peter Roskam

Roskam Applauds Progress on Long-Stalled Trade Agreements

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Peter Roskam, Chief Deputy Whip and member of the House Ways & Means Committee, issued the following statement after the Obama Administration sent the long-stalled Columbia, Panama, and Korea Free Trade Agreements (FTA) to Congress today. Roskam has traveled to South Korea, Panama, and Colombia to meet with the respective countries’ leaders in support of these three agreements:

“These three pro-export policies will make it easier for American manufacturers to sell our products overseas and in turn create jobs here. Republicans have been advocating for these commonsense no-cost job-creation policies for years. While our economy has unfortunately suffered as the Administration stalled on these agreements for the last years, it is very welcome news that the Administration is finally supporting them. With unemployment at 9.1% nationally, Washington has to be embracing commonsense solutions that remove barriers to private-sector job creation.”

Hultgren: Looking Forward to Supporting the Free Trade Agreements

Randy Hultgren

Washington, D.C.– U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today released the following statement after President Barack Obama formally submitted to Congress free trade agreements with the nations of Colombia, Panama, and South Korea.

“Today marks a long overdue milestone in the implementation of three vital, job-creating free trade agreements. Now that the President has seen fit to submit them to Congress, I am confident that we will have the opportunity to vote on them in the days ahead. These bills will expand valuable new markets for America’s manufacturers and farmers, helping to create jobs in Illinois and across the country. I look forward to supporting them in the near future.”

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