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Rubio: “Job-Destroying Policy of Trade Inaction”

Sep 6, 2011 | Blog

Leader Mitch McConnell’s op-ed in the Washington Post today points to the need for President Obama to finalize three free-trade agreements, with Colombia, South Korea, and Panama, that are currently sitting on his desk waiting for action. Senator McConnell noted : “These delays have put America at a major economic disadvantage, costing jobs and opportunities.”

In March, Senator Rubio wrote an op-ed for National Review Online calling for the passage of the very same free-trade agreements. Senator Rubio highlighted how important agreements with Colombia and Panama would be to help boost Florida’s economy criticizing the President for allowing “these golden economic opportunities to languish by not submitting the deals to Congress for up-or-down votes.”

We needed immediate action then and we still need it now.