Senate passes U.S.-Oman free trade agreement
The Senate approved the U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement on Tuesday by a vote of 63-31.
The agreement is the fifth in the Middle East region. Other free trade agreements have been reached with Israel, Jordan, Morocco, and Bahrain.
The House and Senate approved the implementing legislation for the trade agreement this summer. However, the Senate was required to vote on the identical House-passed legislation again to meet the constitutional requirement that revenue bills, including trade bills, originate in the House.