Rep. Dold on the Pending Free Trade Agreements‏

From the office of Rep. Robert Dold (Ill., 10th District)…

WASHINGTON, DC –U.S. Congressman Robert J. Dold (IL-10) released a video on the pending free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea that President Obama sent to Congress for approval. Rep. Dold spoke about the positive implications these agreements will have on Illinois’ 10th District.

Dold also released this statement…

This week, the President sent three trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea, to Congress. In the House, the Ways and Means Committee passed these agreements with broad, bipartisan support. I am optimistic that Congress will approve these agreements next week, with support from both sides of the aisle. This is good news for our local communities. Each year our district exports over $19 billion in merchandise to other countries. This accounts for over 58,000 good-paying jobs in our district. By passing these trade agreements, local businesses will be able to increase exports and, as a result, expand their workforce and help put people back to work. I will continue to push for bipartisan ideas, like the three trade agreements, that can unite our country and help to create an environment in which jobs can grow.

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