Wednesday, August 08, 2007
- US Says Peru Lining Up Labor Code For Trade Deal (Reuters, Missy Ryan)
WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers will push a trade deal with Peru closer to a vote come September, once the Andean country brings its labor code in line with U.S. lawmakers' demands, a senior U.S. lawmaker said on Wednesday.
"The (labor) language is such that it would allow us -- once it's done, and it will be done -- to move on this swiftly in September," Rep. Charles Rangel, head of the House Ways and Means Committee, said in an interview with Reuters conducted after he returned from a congressional mission to Lima.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
- 'Rangel Predicts Action on Peru Pact' (Associated Press, Edison Lopez)
The U.S. Congress will give priority treatment to approval of a free trade pact between the U.S. and Peru when it reconvenes in September, the powerful head of the Ways and Means Committee promised Monday during a visit to Lima.
"It is a priority when we return to the Congress in September," Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., told reporters after meeting with President Alan Garcia to discuss the agreement.
He was accompanied by Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., and Rep. Allyson Schwartz, D-Pa."
Monday, August 06, 2007