Sen. Johanns has led a number of Senators to take the Senate floor, requesting President Obama send Congress three pending trade agreements.
Johanns took to the Senate floor in Washington, D. C. this morning. He told colleagues approving the trade agreements will give the economy an immediate boost. Johanns then gave way to various senators who spoke of the need to finalize trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Columbia. Many of the senators stated the agreements would provide a big boost for their state’s economies.
After the senators spoke on the issue, Johanns wrapped up the segment, stating that the trade agreements could create as many as 250,000 jobs in the United States.
“It is my hope that after the many speeches we have all given, the many speeches I have given on the importance of these agreements, not only here on the Senate floor, but across this country, that the president is listening and will finally send us these agreements so we can work with the president,” Johanns stated.
The senators pushing for approval of the trade agreement have made a concession to the Obama Administration. They have agreed to accept trade adjustment assistance, which would provide federal assistance to any American workers who lose their jobs due to the trade agreements.