A rare reason to look forward to Congress’ return to Washington next week, from Walter Jones of Morris News Service:
Sen. Johnny Isakson says he’s untangled objections that had blocked passage of a trio of trade agreements that could boost Georgia exports by more than $1.5 billion.
In an interview …Friday, Isakson said he’s convinced enough of his fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate to agree to conditions President Barack Obama set before submitting the agreements to Congress for ratification. He predicted Senate votes sometime in October.
The free-trade agreements, which would lower tariffs and other trade barriers, have been negotiated and signed with South Korea, Colombia and Panama and await submission to Congress. The Korean agreement, for example, was signed in 2007 before Obama was elected.
Now, if there were only a deep-water port on the Georgia coast to handle this stuff….
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider