July 26, 2012 11:57 AM

Coburn seeks to split African Trade/CAFTA/Burma legislation-Baucus objects

This morning Senator Coburn asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of S.3326, a bill to amend the African Growth and Opportunity Act to extend the third-country fabric program and to add South Sudan to the list of countries eligible for designation under that Act, to make technical corrections to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States relating to the textile and apparel rules of origin for the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement, to approve the renewal of import restrictions contained in the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003, and for other purposes; that the Coburn amendment, which strikes the African Growth and Opportunity Act section of the bill; and the bill be passed, as amended. Further that when the Senate receives a House companion bill, the Senate proceed to its immediate consideration, all after the enacting clause the text of S.3326, as passed, be inserted in lieu thereof; and the House bill, as amended, be passed.

Senator Baucus objected.