This week, the Orange County Vietnamese community come out to protest a proposal by Council member Larry Agran to add a city from Vietnam as a Friendship City. Agran withdrew the proposal prior to the council meeting after receiving what I’m sure were a number of “are you crazy” phone calls.
â€œAmericaâ€™s new trade agreement with South Korea is welcome news on the heels of Novemberâ€™s disappointing job numbers. In the long-run, Americaâ€™s economic recovery will largely depend on whether we can adapt to and compete in an increasingly global market. This landmark agreement, which enjoys broad support in both the public and private sectors, will help us do both by boosting U.S. exports to the worldâ€™s 12th largest economy and creating an estimated 70,000 American jobs in the process. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House and Senate to quickly approve this historic pact.â€