Fast-Track Trade Authority Extension

The committee debated resolutions canceling the extension of fast-track legislative authority for the president. Fast-track authority… read more

The committee debated resolutions canceling the extension of fast-track legislative authority for the president. Fast-track authority would allow the president to submit trade legislation to Congress which must be voted on within a certain period of time without congressional amendments. The Bush administration has maintained fast-track authority is necessary to maintain trade negotiations with other countries, most notably a free trade agreement with Mexico. Opponents of a free trade agreement with Mexico, who claim U.S. industries will escape regulations by moving industries to Mexico, also oppose the extension of fast track authority. Members of the Ways and Means committee voted 27 to 9 to endorse negotiations for a free trade agreement with Mexico, rejecting resolutions curtailing the extension of free trade authority of the president. Voting on free trade legislation with Mexico was expected to take place in the House in the next few weeks. close

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  • George Weise Staff Director Ways and Means->Trade Subcommittee
  • Rufus Yerxa Chief Deputy Trade Represen. Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
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Fast-Track Trade Authority Extension

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Program ID:
17973-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 14, 1991
Last Aired:
May 18, 1991

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  • May 14, 1991 | 7:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 14, 1991 | 10:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 15, 1991 | 3:50am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 16, 1991 | 1:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 18, 1991 | 11:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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