On February 9, 2011, United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk testified at the House Committee on Ways and Means hearing on President Obama's trade policy agenda. Major issues of interest to members of the Committee included the anticipated timeline for pending free trade agreements with Korea, Colombia, and Panama; the renewal of the TAA program; and enforcement issues with China, particularly related to currency undervaluation and intellectual property rights enforcement. Ambassador Kirk stated that the President hopes to obtain congressional approval of the Korea-U.S. agreement this spring, and that the President has authorized Ambassador Kirk to intensify efforts to resolve "serious issues" that remain with the Colombia and Panama agreements, which are principally related to labor rights. No timeline was established by the Administration for resolving any outstanding issues and submitting the three pending free trade agreements to Congress. Ambassador Kirk also urged Congress to renew the TAA program, and pledged that the Administration would continue to "hold trade partners accountable," including China.