A Victory for America’s Workers and Job Creators
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Editor’s Note: This post is written by U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Thomas J. Donohue. Read more from the official blog of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, ChamberPost.
Passing these trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama represents a victory for American workers, American competitiveness, and American leadership. It means we will immediately stop losing jobs to our competitors who have cut their own deals and we can start creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs for Americans.
At a time when many people think Washington is broken, members of Congress from both parties and the administration put American jobs first by making these trade agreements a reality. I want to commend House Speaker John Boehner; Representatives Dave Camp, Kevin Brady, and Steny Hoyer; Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Senators Max Baucus and Orrin Hatch; as well as President Obama, White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, and Ambassador Ron Kirk for successfully carving a path forward to complete the trade agreements.
Let’s make the approval of these agreements a foundation for moving bipartisan, job-creating policies forward. That includes the swift negotiation of a Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
Read more from ChamberPost, the official blog of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.