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Trade Deals Could Be Voted on Next Week
Date: 10/6/2011
Written By: Wall Street Journal, By Tom Barkley and Elizabeth Williamson

Excerpt: House and Senate leaders are working on a deal to pass three long-delayed free-trade agreements next week, a bold gambit that if successful would mark an unusually fast turnaround for trade pacts in Congress. A Senate Republican aide and a business community official each said talks to secure quick congressional passage of trade pacts between South Korea, Colombia and Panama are in advanced stages. The votes would include a plan to renew funding for workers who lost their jobs due to overseas competition on the same day. White House Chief of Staff William Daley, speaking at a National Foreign Trade Council dinner Wednesday night, said "we need to get all four components" of the package of trade measures "across the finish line next week." http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203476804576613143039093216.html?mod=googlenews_wsj