Oct 03 2011
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio commented on today’s announcement that President Obama will be submitting the free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea for congressional approval:
“Approving free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea has been delayed long enough, and I hope Congress moves quickly to hold an immediate up-or-down vote on all three deals. These agreements will be a boon to our economy, create jobs for Floridians and help solidify our alliances with these steadfast partners. The agreements with Colombia and Panama in particular will boost Florida businesses, workers and farmers whose livelihoods rely on exports to these countries.
“Today’s news is welcome, but it is several years overdue. Unfortunately, the long delay in bringing these deals up for a vote has allowed our competitors to seize on the Administration’s complacency.”