Congress moves forward on free trade deals
June 28th, 2011
08:09 PM ET
3 years ago

Congress moves forward on free trade deals

WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) – The Senate will officially take up three trade deals and a scaled-back version of a jobs retraining program for laid-off workers on Thursday.

Senate negotiators will have to start pounding out the details of the trade deals, as well as funding for the jobs retraining program - whose funding ran dry in February.

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  1. GI Joe

    Yep – the Senate and the House will do ANYTHING for corporations and the wealthy -– all the while bending over backward to NOT help the people of the U.S. Retrain? Start at the bottom AGAIN????? The Koch Brothers and Dick Armey are laughing all the way to the bank while we are starving. KICK THE HELL NO CAUCUSES OUT.

    June 28, 2011 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  2. duckbutter

    how about fair trade

    June 28, 2011 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  3. larry

    The most likely outcome of these trade deals and funding for jobs retraining programs is predictable. The corporations and their sleazy Congressional supporter will pass trade laws that will be more detrimental to American jobs and the laid-off workers bill will be put in the back burner while our Congressman line their pockets with Lobbyists and Corporate money!

    June 28, 2011 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  4. Marie MD

    I have an idea. Let's get rid of everyone in congress who is against the country going forward with this President and let's hire people who are of work. They can probably do a better job than our so called congress.
    BTW – make sure those congress people don't get free insurance for life or pensions. They should be just as miserable as those who are still waiting for those JOBS, JOBS, the party of hell no, except for the rich and corporations, promised in 2010.

    June 28, 2011 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  5. Marie MD

    That should read people who are out of work.

    June 28, 2011 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |