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House Democrats Press Pelosi To Refrain From Panama FTA Vote

May 22, 2009 at 5:00 AM
Roughly one fifth of House Democrats yesterday (May 21) called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to work with them on developing a new trade model in cooperation with the Obama administration, emphasizing that the pending Panama free trade agreement must be renegotiated to reflect such a new approach. In a May 21 letter, these Democrats said that the Panama FTA and the other two pending deals negotiated under the Bush administration were completed before the current recession began. Given...


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