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Unformatted text preview: ram cost dollar 1.1 billion in the last fiscal year but the expansion expired after Republicans won 2010 congressional elections. Under the proposed compromise, the aid would be restored, but with cuts, through 2013. Senator Max Baucus, the Democratic head of the Senate Finance Committee who negotiated the deal with Camp and the White House, said he was open to new options on process but supported both the aid and the trade deals. “American workers must have the assurance that a TAA program that meets their needs in today’s economy will be available when Congress votes on these FTAs,” Baucus said. Democrats key – they are insisting on TAA linkage Devaney, Washington Times, 7-7-11 Tim, 7-7-11, The Washington Times, “Partisan rift stalling free-trade pacts”, http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jul/7/partisan-rift-stalling-free-trade-pacts/ , accessed 7-7-11] Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee warned they would vote against the trade pacts the first major free-trade deals to move forward under Mr. Obama - unless funds for the controversial Trade Adjustment Assistance program were also included to protect workers who lose their jobs because of increased imports. Gonzaga Debate Institute 2011 28 Mercury Politics ***SKFTA Good Impacts Gonzaga Debate Institute 2011 29 Mercury Politics Impact Uniqueness – AT – South Korea Won’t Pass (1/2) South Korea committed to ratification and implementation Voice of America 7/1/11 (No Author, an editorial from Voice of America, 1 July 2011, “US-South Korea Relations”, http://www.voanews.com/policy/editorials/US---South-Korea-Relations-124891909.html , 7.2.11, SWolff) U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently met with South Korean Foreign Minister Kim SungHwan to discuss a wide range of bilateral, regional, and global issues. On North Korea, Secretary Clinton said the United States remains committed to achieving a lasting peace on a denuclearized Korean Peninsula. "Our position," she said, "has not changed. While we remain open to direct engagement with North Korea, we remain firm in our resolve and our shared position that Pyongyang must improve its relations with the Republic of Korea." She also announced that the U.S., South Korea, and Japan plan to hold another trilateral meeting on this issue later this summer. On the humanitarian front, the United States remains deeply concerned about the well-being of the North Korean people. The United States is analyzing the results of a recent field team's assessment and is closely monitoring the food situation in North Korea. Secretary Clinton said no decision has been made about providing food aid at this time. Such a decision must be based on legitimate humanitarian needs, competing needs elsewhere around the world, and the United States' ability to ensure and monitor that whatever food aid is provided actually reaches the people who are in need. With regard to trade, the U.S. and South Korea are both committed to passing and implementing the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement. Secretary Clinton said the trade agreement will boost exports and create...
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