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November 11, 2007

House Votes - H.R. 3688: Peru Free Trade Agreement

H.Res. 801: Providing for consideration of H.R. 3688

On Agreeing to the Resolution
Passed 349-55


H.R. 3688: United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act
To implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.

Debate
United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act
Rep. McDermott [D-WA]: The Peru Free Trade Agreement is a step in the right direction. It marks the first time in history that a FTA has incorporated labor and environmental provisions.

Amendments (GovTrack, Thomas)

Votes

On Passage
Passed 285-132


House Passes Bill Implementing Peru Trade Pact
The House passed legislation Thursday that would implement a free-trade agreement with Peru, even though fewer than half the Democrats on hand voted for the measure.

House Sends Free-Trade Pact With Peru to Vote in Senate
The House of Representatives approved a free-trade agreement with Peru yesterday, the first such accord passed by Congress since Democrats won control last year.

11/22/2007 Update:
How Trade Breakthrough Almost Broke Down in Congress
Just weeks ago, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) hailed the 285 to 132 vote in favor of the Peru Free Trade Agreement, which she had helped shepherd through the chamber, as a moment steeped in Democratic tradition.

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