U.S. trade chief tries to allay lawmakers' worries
Date of publication: July 8, 2009
Author: Susan Cornwell
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chief U.S. trade negotiator signaled Wednesday he was in no hurry to rush pending trade pacts to Congress, saying it would not happen until the Obama administration was convinced the deals reflected its values on labor and the environment.
"We'll bring them up (for approval in Congress) when we get them to the point that they meet the criteria that the president has laid out for me of having trade deals that reflect our values on labor and the environment, that help us meet his objective, which is still getting America back to work and turning this economy around," U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said...