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New Union and Nonunion Jobs to be Created

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Mr. DREIER. Mr. Speaker, today is a great day for many reasons.

First and foremost, the American worker is going to have an opportunity, I believe, to gain access to new markets in Colombia, Panama, and South Korea. Union and nonunion jobs are going to be created.

Another reason it's a great day is that, in just a few minutes, led by the distinguished chair of the Trade Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee, my friend from Houston (Mr. Brady), who has been such a great champion of trade, is going to talk about the tremendous benefits that we're going to see. I see that he's going to be joined at least by Mr. Canseco, Mrs. Biggert, Mr. Smith, Mr. Davis, Dr. Boustany, Mr. Herger, Mr. Reichert, Mr. Griffin, Mr. Dold, maybe Ms. Jenkins, and maybe even Angela Ellard for all I know, but lots of other people. Oh, my gosh. Who else have we got? Tom Reed, of course, is in the back of the Chamber, and he's going to be a part of this.

Mr. Speaker, we are coming together in a bipartisan way. The President has just hours ago set up these agreements so that, again, union and nonunion workers are going to have a chance to have more jobs created as we open up these markets.

I wish all of my colleagues were going to participate in this. Godspeed, and thank you, thank you, thank you for coming together for the American people.

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