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America Can Still Lead on Trade

Apr 6, 2011

The time is upon us. After more than four years of debate, a deal has been reached with the Colombia government on labor and judicial reforms that will open the door for Congressional approval of the long-pending U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement.

After weeks of intense negotiations, I believe that Presidents Obama and Santos showed courage and pragmatism in striking this accord.  Passionate, bipartisan support in Congress for the trade agreement with Colombia was also critical to this breakthrough, as was the tireless work of Ambassador Kirk.

Positive Proposals Toward Improving the CFPB

Apr 6, 2011

As the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) continues to take shape, we remain committed to working with Congress and the Bureau to ensure the agency has a stable, accountable structure, and a focus on weeding out fraudulent and predatory practices, while preserving individual and small business access to credit.  This morning I will testify before the House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit as part of a hearing on legislative proposals to improve the structure of the CFPB.