Pelosi Leaves Door Open for Columbia FTA

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) indicated today the the Colombia Free Trade Agreement may not be dead yet. Pelosi was speaking to the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and, according to Reuters, said:
Perhaps we can get some of the trade agreements through. We did get the Peru trade agreement recently in a bipartisan way.

I've told the White House we stand ready to discuss with them how we can proceed in bringing this legislation to the floor. I said "you want to do it the way you want to do it, it will lose. You just want to jam it down the throat of Congress, it will lose."

On Monday, The Hill's Mike Soraghan reported that President Bush said the Colombia FTA "is dead unless the Speaker schedules a definite vote."