Republicans threaten Commerce nomination over deals

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican senators on Monday threatened to hold up votes on all trade nominations, including the soon-to-be-vacant spot of Commerce secretary, until President Barack Obama sends long-delayed trade pacts with Colombia, Panama and South Korea to Congress for votes.

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  1. woody188

    These three pacts are less “free trade” and more labor arbitrage than anything else. You know, that sucking sound Ross Perot told us about so many years ago. It’s getting louder and louder. These pacts will enable an official 15% unemployment rate, and up to 30% unofficial rate.