Wednesday, November 07, 2007

House to Vote Today on Peru Trade Deal

The United States House of Representatives, the lower chamber of Congress, is set to vote today (Wednesday 7 November) on the trade agreement with Peru. Peruvian representatives are hoping that the agreement will pass by a greater margin the US-Chile trade agreement, which was ratified in 2003 by a margin of 270 votes to 156.

The vote is expected to occur in the afternoon, after Congress receives the visiting president of France, Nicolas Sakorzy.

Update: the US House of Representatives eventually voted on the Peru trade agreement on the morning of Thursday 8 November. The vote passed 285--132. Breakdown by parties was:
Republicans: 176--16
Democrats: 109--116

There were eight abstensions from each party.

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