Senate Democrats

Agreement on AGOA/CAFTADR/Burma Sanctions (S.3326)

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider S.3326, AGAO/CAFTADR/Burma Sanctions. Under the agreement, there will be 30 minutes for debate prior to a vote in relation to a Coburn amendment, which is at the desk and a copy is attached. If the amendment is not agreed to, which is the outcome we expect, the Senate would pass the bill by consent. Further, that when the Senate receives H.R.5986 and if the text is identical to S.3326, the Senate would pass H.R.5986. We expect to execute this agreement tomorrow morning.

 

If the Coburn amendment is agreed to, we would do some fancy parliamentary maneuvering to split the bill into 2 sections, AGOA and CAFTADR/Burma Sanctions, and pass them in two separate House bills.

 

Below you will find the text of the agreement.

 

 

S.3326, African Trade/CAFTADR/Burma Sanctions

Leader:       Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate proceed to the consideration of Calendar #459, S.3326; that the only amendment in order be a Coburn amendment which is at the desk, that there be 30 minutes for debate equally divided and controlled in the usual form; that upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate proceed to vote in relation to the amendment; that if the amendment is not agreed to, the bill be read a third time and passed, without further action or debate; that when the Senate receives H.R.5986 and if its text is identical to S.3326, the Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of H.R.5986, the bill be read a third time and passed, without further debate, with no amendments in order prior to passage;

 

Further that if the Coburn amendment is agreed to, the Finance Committee be discharged from further consideration of H.R.9 and the Senate proceed to its immediate consideration, that all after the enacting clause be stricken and the text of S.3326, as amended, be inserted in lieu thereof, the bill be read a third time and passed, without further debate; that when the Senate receives H.R.5986, the Senate proceed to its immediate consideration, and all after the enacting clause be stricken and the text of Sections 2 and 3 of S.3326, as reported, be inserted in lieu thereof, the bill be read a third time and passed, without further debate, as amended; and S.3326 be returned to the Calendar of Business;

 

Finally, that no motions be in order other than motions to waive or motions to table; and that the motions to reconsider be made and laid upon the table, with no intervening action or debate.

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