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2006-08-30 15:28:47

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate could vote next month on rival bills affecting trade and currency relations with China, a top U.S. senator said on Wednesday. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican, said he was prepared for the possibility Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, might demand a long-promised vote on their bill threatening China with steep tariffs. "If they...

2006-07-27 14:53:34

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Finance Committee voted unanimously on Thursday to require Peru to fully reopen its market to U.S. beef before a trade pact between the two countries would take effect. Peru, like many other countries, shut down beef trade from the United States more than two years ago after a case of mad cow disease was found in Washington state. Lima has taken some steps to resume beef trade, but continues to "arbitrarily block U.S. beef products...

2006-07-11 17:11:16

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An agreement is close on U.S. legislation to stabilize the system of employer-provided pensions, key lawmakers involved in the months-long negotiations said on Tuesday. Negotiators only have "loose ends" to tie up on major issues involved in the bill, and parts of it are already being drafted into legislative language, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley told reporters. "There's still some loose ends to be finalized on the...

2006-06-07 15:13:03

By Donna Smith WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Short of votes needed in the U.S. Senate to permanently repeal inheritance taxes, key Republican and Democratic lawmakers said on Wednesday that they were seeking a compromise that would permanently exempt all but the wealthiest estates from the tax. Lawmakers said a test vote set for Thursday may fall short of the 60 votes needed in the 100-member Senate to advance the measure that will wipe out what Republicans call the "death tax." Sen. Jon...

2006-05-18 17:13:51

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Finance Committee gave preliminary approval on Thursday to a free trade agreement with Oman, as the Bush administration sought to quell concerns about other Arab free trade partners. The panel voted 19-0 in favor of a draft bill to implement the U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement. The pact would eliminate duties on all industrial and consumer goods and most agricultural goods traded between the two countries once it goes into force. Remaining farm...

2006-04-03 18:40:18

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States should part ways with the European Union in world trade talks and focus most of its energy this year on bilateral free-trade deals, a top Republican lawmaker said on Monday. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas of California said he no longer believed the ambitious world trade agreement the United States has hoped for can be reached by the end of 2006, in large part because of the EU's resistance to go further on...

2006-03-24 18:05:28

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee plan to introduce long-awaited China trade legislation on Tuesday -- a move that could siphon support from a controversial bill threatening China with tariffs. Senate Finance Committee Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican, and Sen. Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat, said in a press release on Friday they would unveil their bill on Tuesday. That is just a few days before the Senate is...

2006-03-24 16:29:26

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee said they would introduce long-awaited China trade legislation on Tuesday, in a move aimed at siphoning support from a controversial bill threatening China with tariffs. Senate Finance Committee Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican, and Sen. Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat, said in a press release on Friday they would unveil their bill just a few days before the Senate is scheduled to vote on bill...

2006-03-22 11:43:57

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee plan to offer a bill next week that addresses concerns about China's currency practices and other trade irritants in a "constructive" manner, a spokeswoman for one of the senators said on Wednesday. Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican, and Sen. Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat, "are working on legislation to respond to major U.S.-China issues from currency to trade...

2006-03-21 18:00:35

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee are putting the finishing touches on a bill aimed at addressing trade irritants with China and plan to unveil it next week, a spokeswoman for one of the senators said on Tuesday. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican, has been working with Sen. Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat, on the legislation as an alternative to a popular but controversial bill...


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