WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While Congress still has not actually seen any Colombia Free Trade Agreement from President Obama, Chairman of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee Connie Mack (FL-14) issued the following statement:
"While the developments we are seeing out of the White House today are good, like with many policy decisions of this President the timing is questionable and leaves many wondering why this process has been delayed for over two years with the FTA sitting on the President's desk until two days after he announced his re-election bid. While the President did the bidding of the AFL-CIO by delaying this agreement, despite Colombia's efforts to address their concerns, I am interested in seeing what additional concessions the Colombian government has had to make to appease the Administration's liberal special interests. This also comes just one week after we learned that Drug Kingpin Walid Makled Garcia was going to be released to Venezuela due to the Obama Administration's fumbling of the extradition process with Colombia. While I am pleased to see the movement on this issue, had it been in place a year ago there would be more jobs in the U.S. and a stronger relationship with our ally Colombia."
SOURCE Office of Congressman Connie Mack