Baucus to Visit Brazil and Colombia

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) “said Friday he would head to Brazil and Colombia for a week-long trip to highlight the importance of economic ties and of acting on the stalled US-Colombia free trade pact,” the AFP reports.

"We have delayed action on the Colombia Free Trade Agreement for too long," Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, whose panel has jurisdiction over trade issues, said in a statement announcing his visit.

"Finalizing our free trade agreement with Colombia and working with Brazil to expand trade and investment will level the playing field for American exporters and create significant opportunities for US agriculture, manufacturing and services," he said.

He will also “tour some flood-hit areas of Colombia and discuss the need for US lawmakers to renew the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA), which expired on February 12.”

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One response to “Baucus to Visit Brazil and Colombia

  1. Pat

    Hey Max — junket — thought the country was broke. Give up your tax payer health insurance and benefits. You prevented the public option for all Americans.

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