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Schwab, Congress Announce Labor, Environment FTA Deal

May 11, 2007 at 5:00 AM
Over objections from several members of the Democratic caucus and without getting a reaction from the AFL-CIO, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY) announced in a May 10 press conference they had reached a conceptual agreement with the Bush Administration on a range of changes for all pending free trade agreements. They highlighted the new enforceable labor and environmental provisions in the FTAs, but said the agreement also covers commitments on access...

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