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Cantor Says House to Vote Next Week on Three Free-Trade Deals

October 03, 2011

Oct. 3 (Bloomberg) -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said the chamber plans to vote next week on free-trade deals with Colombia, Panama and South Korea that President Barack Obama formally submitted to Congress today for ratification.

“It is expected the House will pass those agreements next week,” Cantor, a Virginia Republican said in a statement.

A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, called passage of the deals a “top priority.”

The Senate also will act this month on the proposed trade agreements, said Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat.

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