Colombia trade agreement sent to Congress

President George Bush today sent a transmittal letter to Congress with the implementing legislation for the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement.  Under trade rules, Congress will have 90 days to act on the FTA.

The FTA , opposed by Democratic leaders, will be facing a tough fight, even if the President agrees to push for trade assistance programs for workers.

Here’s what the U.S. Trade Representative said about the importance of the  agreement in a press briefing .