HEARING: Brady Announces First in a Series of Three Trade Subcommittee Hearings on the Pending, Job-Creating Trade Agreements

March 17, 2011 — Hearing   

Focus Of The Hearing:
The focus of the hearing is on Congressional consideration of the pending trade agreement with Colombia.  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 and will explore developments within Colombia that have occurred since the trade agreement was concluded.

Hearing Advisory:
Brady Announces First in a Series of Three Hearings on the Pending, Job-Creating Trade Agreements

Chairman Brady Opening Statement

Witness List And Testimony:

PANEL 1:                   

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

The Honorable Robert D. Hormats
Under Secretary for Economic, Energy & Agricultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State


The Honorable Thomas C. Dorr
President & Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Grains Council
Former Under Secretary for Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture

William D. Marsh
Vice President Legal, Western Hemisphere, Baker Hughes, Inc.
on behalf of Baker Hughes, Inc. and the National Association of Manufacturers

Ambassador Peter F. Romero
President and Chief Executive Officer, Experior Advisory LLC
Former Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador

Adam Isaacson
Director, Regional Security Policy Program, Washington Office on Latin America

General Barry R. McCaffrey, USA (Retired)
President, BR McCaffrey Associates, LLC
Former Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
Former Commander of the U.S. Southern Command