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House Democrats Wary of 'Path' to Trade Deals
Date: 8/4/2011
Written By: Reuters, By Doug Palmer

Excerpt: Two senior Democrats on Thursday reacted warily to a Senate deal to ensure passage of three long-delayed free trade agreements, saying they wanted an absolute guarantee that a retraining program for displaced workers would also be approved… Meanwhile, business groups welcomed the Reid-McConnell agreement and urged quick follow through. "While there will be many legislative priorities when Congress returns, the administration and Congress must now move to a vote and finally take yes for an answer on trade," said Chuck Dittrich, vice president for regional trade issues at the National Foreign Trade Council.