Consent Agreement with Respect to Free Trade AgreementsAt a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of the following bills, en bloc, notwithstanding not having received the bills from the House:
- H.R.3080, United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
- H.R. 3079, United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act and
- H.R.3078, United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act
There will be up to twelve hours of debate equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees. Upon the use or yielding back of time and the receipt of papers from the House, the Senate will proceed to vote on passage of the bills in the order listed above. Of the Majority time, Senator Baucus will control 20 minutes, Senator Brown (OH) will control one hour and Senator Sanders will control one hour.
During today's session, the Majority Leader announced his intention to complete action on the bills on Wednesday, October 12, 2011.