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BUSH OFFICIALS WIN HAYES, ADERHOLT VOTES WITH ASSURANCES ON TEXTILES

July 29, 2005 at 5:00 AM
The Bush Administration this week secured two difficult Republican votes for the Dominican-Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement by making specific, last-minute assurances that it would seek to change the tariffs assessed on sock imports from the region and that the administration would seek to curb textile exports from China. The new assurances on China proved to be key to final passage of the agreement, as one of the members, Robin Hayes (R-NC), changed his "no" vote to "yes" after talking...


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