Wednesday, June 19, 2013
As was noted earlier this week, Rep. Mike Michaud, D-2nd, is playing a central role on Capitol Hill in the debate over whether Congress should approve trade agreements the Obama administration has negotiated with South Korea, Colombia and Panama. And now Michaud will be at the front of at least part of the debate, literally.
Michaud will manage the floor debate, a procedural role that involves announcing lawmakers who will speak and assigning time and so forth, in opposition to the South Korea and Panama treaties for 30 minutes on each agreement, his office announced today. Michaud, a prominent critic of most current trade treaties, went to both GOP and Democratic House leaders seeking the role.
Kevin Miller is Washington bureau chief for the Portland Press Herald and MaineToday Media. He has worked as a journalist in Maine for 6 ½ years, covering the environment, politics and the State House. Before arriving in Maine, he wrote about politics, government and education for newspapers in Virginia and Maryland.
Kevin can be reached at 317-6256 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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