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Saturday, July 02, 2005Senate Approves Central American Free Trade Pact
This is not good...
After a bitter and prolonged battle over the promises and perils of foreign trade, the Senate voted on Thursday to approve the Central American Free Trade Agreement.
Critics, including most Democratic lawmakers, charged that the deal would accelerate the shift of American jobs to countries where workers earn a few dollars a day and where labor-protection laws exist mostly on paper. Full link
The 54-45 roll call by which the Senate voted to approve legislation needed to implement the CAFTA: Voting "yes" were 10 Democrats, 43 Republicans and one independent. Voting "no" were 33 Democrats and 12 Republicans.
Senate Roll-Call Vote on Cafta