Pelosi Statement on Colombia Free Trade Agreement
Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today after the Bush Administration said it plans to send the Colombia Free Trade Agreement to Congress soon for a vote, even without the consent from Congressional leadership to bring it up:
"A successful trade agenda depends on a joint partnership between the Congress and the Administration, as was the case in the recently approved Peru Free Trade Agreement. The Administration should follow the established protocol of Congressional consultation relating to the submission of any FTA. Any deviation from this normal procedure for the Colombia FTA could prove to be counterproductive and would work against both countries' long-term interests."