Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio issued the following video statement today regarding the Senate’s votes passing the free trade agreements:
“First of all, I’m very encouraged by the fact that we finally passed the free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea.
“It’s been a long time coming. We’ve been talking about it for many years. We’ve been talking about it since day one here in my service in the United States Senate.
“And I think the first question people have is: “what took you guys so long?” And that is the same question I have.
“But we’re glad it passed because it has huge positive benefits for Florida, especially the free trade agreements with Colombia and Panama. They will create thousands of jobs in Florida.
“These are good free trade agreements that are also fair to the American worker. They won’t lead to jobs going overseas. On the contrary, it will strengthen our neighbors and their economies, but it will also strengthen ours, especially in places like Florida.
“So we’re really excited that, finally, the free trade agreements have passed.