September 26, 2007

WE STILL EAGERLY AWAIT ANY EVIDENCE...:

House Panel Approves a Trade Pact With Peru (STEVEN R. WEISMAN, 9/26/07, NY Times)

A trade pact between the United States and Peru won bipartisan support in a crucial Congressional committee Tuesday, signaling that some Democrats will be receptive to new trade deals as long as they call on other nations to adhere to international labor and environmental standards.

The action, a voice vote in the House Ways and Means Committee, clears the way for approval of the Peru deal by Congress this fall, with most Republicans and perhaps a minority of the Democrats supporting it, Congressional aides said. The Senate Finance Committee approved the pact on Friday.

The vote Tuesday was a victory for the Bush administration and Representative Charles B. Rangel, the New York Democrat who is chairman of the Ways and Means panel.


...that the midterm election mattered.

MORE:
House condemns MoveOn.org's Petraeus ad (ANDREW TAYLOR, 9/26/07, Associated Press)

The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to condemn the liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org for a recent advertisement attacking the top U.S. general in Iraq.

By a 341-79 vote, the House passed a resolution praising the patriotism Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, and condemning a MoveOn.org ad that referred to Petraeus as "General Betray Us."

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 26, 2007 1:38 PM
Comments

If by 'international standards' for developing nations they mean 'Kyoto', then Peru won't have any problems with that at all.

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 27, 2007 7:23 PM
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