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2005-07-27 20:13:52

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush urged Republican holdouts in the House of Representatives on Wednesday to back a controversial free-trade agreement with Central America in the face of staunch Democratic opposition. "It will be a tough vote but we'll pass CAFTA tonight," House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said after a Capitol Hill meeting between Bush and House Republicans, including some who have had concerns it could hurt industries in their districts. House Democratic leader Nancy...

2005-07-27 17:36:57

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted 255-168 on Wednesday to give U.S. manufacturers a new defense against subsidized imports from China, but the bill faced an uncertain fate in the Senate. The U.S. Trade Rights Enforcement Act also would require the Treasury Department to report every six months on the impact of recent changes China made to its currency policy in an attempt to keep up pressure on that front. Republican leaders backed the bill to persuade...

2005-07-27 10:10:14

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representative will approve a new free trade agreement with Central America late on Wednesday with the help of a few Democrats, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said. "It will be a tough vote but we'll pass CAFTA tonight," DeLay told reporters after a meeting between President Bush and House Republicans. "We will honor our commitments to the south, we will protect our national security and will do it all with very few Democrats."

2005-07-27 11:26:38

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush urged Republican hold outs on Wednesday to back a controversial free trade agreement with Central America, and party leaders predicted he would win but only after a tough fight for votes. "The president reminded us that we come here not only to represent our district but to represent the nation," House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom DeLay told reporters after a Capitol Hill meeting between Bush and House Republicans, many of whom have opposed it...

2005-07-27 10:11:22

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the House of Representatives will approve a new free trade agreement with Central America late on Wednesday with the help of a few Democrats, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said. "It will be a tough vote but we'll pass CAFTA tonight," DeLay told reporters after a meeting between President Bush and House Republicans. "We will honor our commitments to the south, we will protect our national security and will do it all with very few Democrats."

2005-07-26 16:50:03

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives blocked a Republican bill on Tuesday aimed at addressing trade concerns with China as a fight over a free trade agreement with Central America heated up. Republicans hoped a victory on the Trade Rights Enforcement Act would build momentum for a vote this week on the U.S.-Central American Free Trade Agreement, or CAFTA, by persuading trade-wary Republicans from industrial states like Pennsylvania and...

2005-07-26 14:18:58

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives blocked a Republican bill on Tuesday aimed at boosting support for a free trade agreement with Central America by addressing trade concerns with China. Republicans hoped a victory on the bill would build momentum for a vote this week on the U.S.-Central American Free Trade Agreement, or CAFTA, by persuading trade-wary Republicans from industrial states like Pennsylvania and Michigan to support the trade...

2005-07-25 16:57:16

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. lawmaker said on Monday he expected to vote for a new free-trade pact with Central America after the Bush administration resolved three issues that some textile-state lawmakers feared could open the door to more imports from China. U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman "has done a terrific job in understanding our concerns and working to fix the agreement," Rep. Bob Inglis said in statement. Inglis, a South Carolina Republican, is one of three textile-state...

2005-07-25 13:26:12

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Opponents of a controversial free trade agreement with Central America said on Monday they still see a chance of defeating the pact, despite Bush administration claims it is nearing final victory with a vote this week in the House of Representatives. "We have as good a shot of stopping this as we did for fast track (trade negotiating) authority for President (Bill) Clinton back in 1997," Scott Paul, a trade lobbyist for the AFL-CIO labor federation,...

2005-07-22 13:58:32

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration has "a lot of work to do" to win approval of a controversial free-trade agreement with Central America but will succeed when the House of Representatives votes next week, U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said on Friday. "CAFTA is not going to fail and we will get the votes," Gutierrez said in an interview with Reuters reporters and editors. "That doesn't mean that we don't have a lot of work to do over the next week or so." The...


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