February Trade Legislation Tracker
February 24, 2015

The text of these bills is made available by the Library of Congress. Please contact Jennifer McCadney if you have substantive questions or need policy assistance on any of the listed bills.

=====FEBRUARY 2015=====

HOUSE BILLS

HR 635

Promoting American Agricultural and Medical Exports to Cuba Act of 2015

Sponsor: Rangel (D-N.Y.)

A bill to facilitate the export of United States agricultural products to Cuba as authorized by the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000, to remove impediments to the export to Cuba of medical devices and medicines, to allow travel to Cuba by United States legal residents, to establish an agricultural export promotion program with respect to Cuba, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House: 2/2/2015

 

HR 681

GSP UPDATE Act

Sponsor: Crenshaw (R-Fla.)

A bill to make certain luggage and travel articles eligible for duty-free treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House; 2/3/2015

 

HR 735 

Sponsor: Serrano (D-N.Y.)

A bill to lift the trade embargo on Cuba, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House; 2/4/2015

 

HR 764

Sponsor: Slaughter, L. (D-N.Y.)

A bill to enhance reciprocal market access for United States domestic producers in the negotiating process of bilateral, regional, and multilateral trade agreements.

Introduced in House: 2/5/2015

 

HR 820

Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act

Sponsor: Levin (D-Mich.)

A bill to amend title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 to clarify that countervailing duties may be imposed to address subsidies relating to a fundamentally undervalued currency of any foreign country.

Introduced in House: 2/10/2015

 

HR 825

Sponsor: Roskam (R-Ill.)

A bill to promote trade and commercial enhancement between the United States and Israel, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House: 2/10/2015

 

H Res 73

Sponsor: Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.)

A resolution recognizing the importance of trade to the United States economy and the importance of completing free trade agreements with Pacific Rim countries and the European Union.

Introduced in House: 2/2/2015

 

 

SENATE BILLS

S 340

GSP UPDATE Act

Sponsor: Blunt (R-Mo.)

A bill to make certain luggage and travel articles eligible for duty-free treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences, and for other purposes.

Introduced in Senate; 2/3/2015

 

S 433

Currency Undervaluation Investigation Act

Sponsor: Sessions, J. (R-Ala.)

A bill to establish a benefit calculation methodology with respect to currency undervaluation for purposes of countervailing duty investigations and reviews, and for other purposes.

Introduced in Senate: 2/10/2015

=====JANUARY 2015=====

HOUSE BILLS

HR 89

Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act

Sponsor: Bridenstine (R-Okla.)

A bill to provide for expedited approval of exportation of natural gas to World Trade Organization countries, and for other purposes.

Introduced: 1/6/2015

 

HR 204

North Korea Sanctions and Diplomatic Nonrecognition Act of 2015

Sponsor: Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.)

A bill to continue restrictions against and prohibit diplomatic recognition of the Government of North Korea, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House; 1/8/2015

 

HR 274

Sponsor: Rush (D-Ill.)

A bill to lift the trade embargo on Cuba, and for other purposes.

Introduced: 1/12/2015

 

SENATE BILLS

S 81

Nepal Trade Preferences Act

Sponsor: Feinstein (D-Calif.)

A bill to authorize preferential treatment for certain imports from Nepal, and for other purposes.