Caterpillar's CEO Doug Oberhelman urged Congress Wednesday
to act with urgency by passing legislation establishing permanent trade
relations with Russia, according to a release from the company. In
testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee, Oberhelman also
outlined the benefits to the United States economy based on Russia
entering the WTO and Congress taking action to normalize trade with
Russia. Since 1992, the U S has maintained normal trade relations with
Russia on a temporary, year to year basis.