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2005-08-02 16:34:30

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush on Tuesday signed a free-trade agreement with Central America, a top legislative priority that Bush won only by the narrowest of margins after a bitter fight in Congress over the direction of U.S. trade policy. Bush cast the U.S.-Central American Free Trade Agreement, or CAFTA, as "more than a trade bill," stressing possible benefits for U.S. national security in a bid for support from a public worried about jobs leaving the United...

2005-08-02 12:34:37

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush on Tuesday signed a free-trade agreement with Central America, a top legislative priority narrowly won after a bitter fight in Congress over the direction of trade policy that shows little signs of abating. Bush cast the U.S.-Central American Free Trade Agreement, or CAFTA, as "more than a trade bill," stressing possible benefits for U.S. national security in a bid for support from a public worried about jobs leaving the United States....

2005-08-02 10:52:41

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush on Tuesday signed a free-trade agreement with Central America, one of his top legislative priorities, after a bitter fight with Congress over the direction of American trade policy. Bush said at the signing ceremony for the U.S.-Central American Free Trade Agreement, or CAFTA, that the agreement was "good for America" and will help strengthen U.S. ties with democracies in the region. The free-trade pact narrowly won passage in the House of...

2005-08-01 20:23:19

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration said on Monday it was delaying a decision on whether to restrict additional imports of clothing from China so it could consult with industry and lawmakers about whether to seek a comprehensive textile trade pact with Beijing. "Today's decision will allow us time to engage in substantive discussions with our domestic textile and apparel industries and members of Congress on whether there is interest in a broader textile agreement with China,"...

2005-07-29 17:35:43

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A North Carolina Republican who played a pivotal role in helping the White House narrowly win approval of a free-trade pact with Central America pressed U.S. trade officials on Friday for an agreement that would restrict textile and clothing imports from China through 2008. "The agreement must cover products where (U.S. decisions on China import curbs) are pending or have been accepted in the past, but more importantly, where China is having a disruptive impact on our...

2005-07-28 18:12:06

By Herbert Hernandez GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Central American leaders said on Thursday a trade deal passed by the U.S. House of Representatives would save tens of thousands of jobs in the impoverished region, but farmers said U.S. exports would drive them off their land. El Salvador's president, Tony Saca, a close U.S. ally with troops in Iraq, said the trade treaty would guarantee jobs in a region that sorely needs them. "We woke up today with the certainty of a free trade agreement...

2005-07-28 16:22:06

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives' top Democrat accused Republicans on Thursday of possibly illegal action to encourage some Democrats to vote for a free-trade pact with Central America. The House voted 217-215 in favor of the U.S.-Central American Free Trade Agreement, or CAFTA, early on Thursday morning, with 15 Democrats joining 202 Republicans in support. At a briefing hours later, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, complained that deals...

2005-07-28 15:57:44

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives' top Democrat accused Republicans on Thursday of possibly illegal action to encourage some Democrats to vote for a free-trade pact with Central America. The House voted 217-215 in favor of the U.S.-Central American Free Trade Agreement, or CAFTA, early on Thursday morning, with 15 Democrats joining 202 Republicans in support. At a briefing hours later, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, complained that deals...

2005-07-28 02:58:34

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly approved a free-trade agreement with Central America on Thursday, handing President Bush a hard-fought victory in difficult times for efforts to expand global trade. The Republican-controlled House voted 217-215 in favor of the U.S.-Central American Free Trade Agreement, or CAFTA, after a final push by Bush and top aides to win over many reluctant Republicans. Only 15 of the House's 202 Democrats backed...

2005-07-28 00:51:11

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives narrowly approved a controversial free-trade agreement with Central America on Thursday, handing President Bush a hard-fought victory. The House voted 217-215 in favor of the U.S.-Central American Free Trade Agreement, or CAFTA, after a final push by Bush and top aides, including Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, to persuade a few dozen reluctant Republicans to support the pact....


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