WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) announced that the House will act on the free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea, a central provision of the House Republicans' Plan for America's Job Creators. The White House has submitted the agreements to Congress and it is expected that the House will pass these agreements next week.
"I am glad President Obama has finally sent Congress the long-awaited free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea which will help create thousands of new jobs and spur economic growth. These common sense trade agreements are a key component of the House Republicans’ jobs plan. We welcome the President’s action to help get our economy back on track, get people back to work and put our country on even footing with our foreign competitors. Moving forward on these agreements will provide manufacturers with the help they need to increase exports and increase production. The more manufacturers produce, the more workers they need and that means job creation.
“I thank Chairman Dave Camp for his commitment to mark up these essential trade agreements so that the House can pass them immediately. We look forward to swift action from the Senate and the White House to implement these agreements so that the economy can grow and people can get back to work.”