Now comes the battle in the house. I'v blogged about this before, but I have to repeat myself. The problem of imigration will be solved as Central American countries start doing something about their economic problems. Overall, I think this is a great idea. I am all for free trade. Maybe now we can start paying less for sugar. Maybe now US agrigulture can start being more inovative and competitive.
The vote was 54-45 in favor of the Central America Free Trade Agreement, setting the stage for a final battle in the House, where the agreement's many critics have vowed to defeat it. The House vote, probably in July, is too close to call. "The stakes could hardly be higher," said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., a supporter. "It's important because at stake is the future of Central America in its economic and political dimensions and hence its security dimensions."