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Governors back trade agreements, adjustment assistance

Congress should pass the South Korean, Colombian and Panamanian free trade agreements and reauthorize trade adjustment assistance for American workers, a bipartisan coalition of governors from 20 states and two territories wrote congressional leaders on Monday.

The letter was released by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Its release came only a day before a coalition of agriculture groups and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., are scheduled to hold a news conference in support of the trade agreements.

Letter of Support from U.S. Governors Regarding Administration Trade Priorities