Free Trade Agreements Will Open New Markets and Create Jobs in Missippi

Statement

By:  Alan Nunnelee
Date: Oct. 12, 2011
Location: Washington, DC

Today H.R. 3078, the Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, H.R. 3079, the Panama Trade Promotion Agreement, and H.R. 3080, the Korea Free Trade Agreement, passed in the House of Representatives.

"Mississippi farmers and manufacturers have been waiting on these three free trade agreements since President Obama took office. After years of delay, we will finally create a level playing field by opening new markets that allow for job stability and job creation -- 250,000 new jobs right here at home. Farmers, manufacturers and businesses in the first district of Mississippi will be able to better compete for jobs while selling their goods and services not only in the United States, but across the globe," said Nunnelee.