On Tuesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a positive signal towards the approval the U.S. Colombia Free Trade Agreement. Interestingly enough, this statement came the same day that President Obama announced his selection for new commerce secretary, John Bryson, former chairman and CEO of California power company Edison International. The nomination for this particular position has been a part of a tug-of-war, as evidenced by the GOP’s threat to hold up any nomination for commerce secretary without ratification of the U.S. trade deals with Colombia, Panama and South Korea.
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