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Rep Brady optimistic US to OK trade deals very soon
Date: 9/13/2011
Written By: Reuters - By Doug Palmer

Excerpt: A senior Republican lawmaker said he was optimistic the U.S. Congress would pass three long-delayed trade deals with South Korea, Panama and Colombia "very soon". Representative Kevin Brady on Tuesday said his understanding was the White House, Senate leaders and House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner have agreed on a "very tight process" for moving the trade deals and a separate bill to renew Trade Adjustment Assistance." Brady, chairman of a House subcommittee on trade, said he hoped the Senate would pass a TAA bill as early as next week and send it to the House for approval. That would set the stage for the White House to submit the trade pacts. "I'm optimistic that we can get this done and get this done very soon," Brady said in remarks to the anti-unilateral sanctions business group, USA Engage.