Congressman Ander Crenshaw today (10/12) voted to pass the South Korea, Colombia, and Panama Free Trade Agreements -- legislation aimed at creating American jobs by growing U.S. exports of goods and services.
The measures now move to the U.S. Senate for consideration. Crenshaw issued the following statement:
"The House has been standing by for more than two years, waiting for the South Korea, Colombia, and Panama Free Trade Agreements to come to the Hill for action. With millions of Americans out of work, every step we can take to provide more jobs matters, including passage of these agreements.
"Operations at JAXPORT - a huge economic engine for Northeast Florida - stand to grow as more goods and services move in and out of the region. And, on a national level, the Free Trade Agreements could increase U.S. exports by at least $13 billion, create about 250,000 jobs, and increase U.S. GDP by at least $10 billion. That's a winning combination for everyone. "