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HEARING: Brady Announces Second in a Series of Three Hearings on the Pending, Job-Creating Trade Agreements: Panama Trade Promotion Agreement

March 30, 2011 — Hearing   

Focus Of The Hearing:
The focus of the hearing is on Congressional consideration of the pending trade agreement with Panama.  The hearing will address the economic benefits this agreement will bring to American businesses, farmers, workers, consumers, and the U.S. economy.  In addition, the hearing will examine the national security and geopolitical implications of the agreement, as well as Panama’s tax transparency.

Witness List:


Ambassador Miriam Sapiro
Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, Office of the United States Trade Representative


Doug Oberhelman
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Caterpillar Inc.
on behalf of Caterpillar Inc., the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, the Business Roundtable and the Latin America Trade Coalition
Testimony (Truth in Testimony)

Gary LaGrange
President and Chief Executive Officer, Port of New Orleans
Testimony (Truth in Testimony)

Doug Wolf
President, National Pork Producers Council
Testimony (Truth in Testimony)

Jasper Sanfilippo
President and Chief Operating Officer, John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc.
Testimony (Truth in Testimony)

Hal S. Shapiro
Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Testifying in an individual capacity
Testimony (Truth in Testimony)


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