Trade Legislation Archive
July 29, 2013

TRADE LEGISLATION TRACKER - 2013 ARCHIVES

JENNIFER MCCADNEY

The following is a compendium of notable trade-related legislation introduced by Members of Congress in the past month. Please see the Legislative Watch section of the newsletter for more in-depth highlights on specific pieces of legislation.

The text of these bills is made available by the Library of Congress.

113th Congress

 

 =====JANUARY 2013=====

 HOUSE BILLS

 HR 156
Sponsor: McIntyre (D-N.C.)
A bill to provide for the withdrawal of the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Introduced in House; 1/4/2013

 HR 166
Sponsor: Boustany (R-La.)
Preventing Recurring Trade Evasion and Circumvention Act
Introduced in House; 1/4/2013

HR 178
Sponsor: Cornyn (R-Texas)
Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act of 2013
Introduced in House; 1/30/2013

 HR 191
Sponsor: Kaptur (D-Ohio)
NAFTA Accountability Act
Introduced in House; 1/4/2013

HR 192
Sponsor: Kaptur (D-Ohio)
Balancing Trade Act of 2013
Introduced in House; 1/4/2013

HR 214
Sponsor: Serrano (D-N.Y.)
Cuba Reconciliation Act
Introduced in House; 1/4/2013

HR 400
Sponsor: Matsui, D. (D-Calif.)
Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing and Export Assistance Act of 2013
Introduced in House: 1/23/2013

 

=====FEBRUARY 2013=====

HOUSE BILLS

HR 355
Sponsor: Merkley (D-Ore.)
A bill to require the United States Trade Representative to notify the World Trade Organization if any member of the World Trade Organization fails during two consecutive years to disclose subsidies under the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures, and for other purposes.
Introduced in House; 2/14/2013

HR 580
Sponsor: Turner, M. (R-Ohio)
Expedited LNG for American Allies Act of 2013
Introduced in House; 2/6/2013

HR 734
Sponsor: Stivers (R-Ohio)
Creating Manufacturing Jobs and Promoting Fair Trade Act
Introduced in House; 2/14/2013

HR 778
Sponsor: Issa (R-Calif.)
No Stolen Trademarks Honored in America Act
Introduced in House; 2/15/2013

HR 871
Sponsor: Rangel (D-N.Y.)
Export Freedom to Cuba Act of 2013
Introduced in House; 2/27/2013

HR 872
Sponsor: Rangel (D-N.Y.)
Free Trade With Cuba Act
Introduced in House; 2/27/2013

HR 873
Sponsor: Rangel (D-N.Y.)
Promoting American Agricultural and Medical Exports to Cuba Act of 2013
Introduced in House; 2/27/2013

SENATE BILLS

S 431
Sponsor: Feinstein (D-Calif.)
A bill to authorize preferential treatment for certain imports from Nepal, and for other purposes.
Introduced in Senate; 2/28/2013

S 432
Sponsor: Feinstein (D-Calif.)
Asia-South Pacific Trade Preferences Act
Introduced in Senate; 2/28/2013

=====MARCH 2013======

HOUSE BILLS

HR 1020
Sponsor: Schock (R-Ill.)
A bill to amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to increase and adjust for inflation the maximum value of articles that may be imported duty-free by one person on one day, and for other purposes.
Introduced in House; 3/6/2013

HR 1086
Sponsor: Cicilline (D-R.I.)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the taxation of income of controlled foreign corporations attributable to imported property.
Introduced in House; 3/12/2013

HR 1094
Sponsor: Meehan (R-Pa.)
Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2013
Introduced in House; 3/12/2013

HR 1104
Sponsor: Clay (D-Mo.)
A bill to amend the Federal Advisory Committee Act to increase the transparency of federal advisory committees, and for other purposes.
Introduced in House; 3/13/2013

HR 1108
Sponsor: Cuellar (D-Texas)
Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act
Introduced in House; 3/13/2013

HR 1127
Sponsor: Braley (D-Iowa)
A bill to require the president to develop a comprehensive national manufacturing strategy, and for other purposes.
Introduced in House; 3/13/2013

HR 1161
Sponsor: Richmond (D-La.)
Dredging for Restoration and Economic Development for Global Exports (DREDGE) Act of 2013
Introduced in House; 3/14/2013

HR 1276
Sponsor: Levin, S. (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; 3/20/2013

HR 1322
Sponsor: Lipinski, D. (D-Ill.)
A bill to establish educational seminars at United States ports of entry to improve the ability of U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel to classify and appraise articles that are imported into the United States in accordance with the customs laws of the United States.
Introduced in House; 3/21/2013

SENATE BILLS 

S 489
Sponsor: Thune (R-S.D.)
A bill to amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to increase and adjust for inflation the maximum value of articles that may be imported duty-free by one person on one day, and for other purposes.
Introduced in Senate; 3/7/2013

S 520
Sponsor: Begich (D-Alaska)
A bill to strengthen federal consumer protection and product traceability with respect to commercially marketed seafood, and for other purposes.
Introduced in Senate; 3/11/2013

S 544
Sponsor: Harkin (D-Iowa)
A bill to require the president to develop a comprehensive national manufacturing strategy, and for other purposes.
Introduced in Senate; 3/13/2013

S 561
Sponsor: Whitehouse (D-R.I.)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the taxation of income controlled foreign corporations attributable to imported property.
Introduced in Senate; 3/14/2013

S 574
Sponsor: Landrieu, M. (D-La.)
Dredging for Restoration and Economic Development for Global Exports (DREDGE) Act of 2013
Introduced in Senate; 3/14/2013

S 660
Sponsor: Hatch (R-Utah)
A bill to amend the Trade Act of 1974 to establish the position of Chief Innovation and Intellectual Property Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative to ensure the protection of United States innovation and intellectual property interests, and for other purposes.
Introduced in Senate; 3/22/2013

S 662
Sponsor: Baucus, M. (D-Mont.)
A bill to reauthorize trade facilitation and trade enforcement functions and activities, and for other purposes.
Introduced in Senate; 3/22/2013

=====APRIL 2013======

HOUSE BILLS

HR 1413
Sponsor: Ruiz (D-Calif.)
SelectUSA Authorization Act of 2013
A bill to authorize appropriations for the SelectUSA Initiative, and for other purposes.
Introduced in House; 4/9/2013

HR 1440
Sponsor: Long (R-Mo.)
Enforcing Orders and Reducing Customs Evasion Act of 2013
A bill to prevent the evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty orders, and for other purposes.
Introduced in House; 4/9/2013

HR 1502
Sponsor: Johnson, S. (R-Texas)
Social Security Disability Insurance and Unemployment Benefits Double Dip Elimination Act of 2013
A bill to prevent concurrent receipt of unemployment benefits and Social Security disability insurance and calrify that unemployment compensation includes Trade Adjustment Assistance.
Introduced in House; 4/11/2013

HR 1682
Sponsor: Lofgren (D-Calif.)
Fostering Rights Through Economic Engagement (FREE) in Vietnam Act or FREE Vietnam Act
A bill to prohibit the designation of Vietnam under Title V of the Trade Act of 1974.
Introduced in House; 4/23/2013

HR 1708
Sponsor: Jenkins (R-Kan.)
Affordable Footwear Act of 2013
A bill to suspend temporarily the duty on certain footwear, and for other purposes.
Introduced in House; 4/24/2013

HR 1771
Sponsor: Royce (R-Calif.)
North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2013
A bill to improve the enforcement of sanctions against the government of North Korea, and for other purposes.
Introduced in House; 4/26/2013

HR 1777
Sponsor: Smith, C. (R-N.J.)
Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports to Africa Act of 2013
A bill to create jobs in the United States by increasing United States exports to Africa by at least 200 percent in real dollar value within 10 years, and for other purposes.
Introduced in House; 4/26/2013

SENATE BILLS

S 790
Sponsor: McCaskill (D-Mo.)
Temporary Duty Suspension Process Act of 2013
A bill to require the United States International Trade Commission to recommend temporary duty suspensions and reductions to Congress, and for other purposes.
Introduced in Senate; 4/23/2013

S 847
Sponsor: Crapo (R-Idaho)
Polar Bear Conservation and Fairness Act of 2013
A bill to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to allow the importation of polar bear trophies taken in sport hunts in Canada before the date on which the polar bear was determined to be a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
Introduced in Senate; 4/25/2013

=====MAY 2013======

HOUSE BILLS

HR 1917
United States-Cuba Normalization Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rush (D-Ill.)
A bill to lift the trade embargo on Cuba, and for other purposes.
Introduced in House; 5/9/2013

HR 1919
Safeguarding America's Pharmaceuticals of 2013
Sponsor: Latta (R-Ohio)
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act with respect to the pharmaceutical distribution supply chain, and for other purposes.
Introduced in House; 5/9/2013

HR 2139
GSP Update for Production Diversification and Trade Enhancement Act or 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; 5/23/2013

=====JUNE 2013======

HOUSE BILLS

HR 2220
Support More Assets, Resources, and Technology on the Border Act of 2013 or SMART Act of 2013
Sponsor: Poe (R-Texas)
A bill to provide for operational control of the international border of the United States, and for other purposes.
Introduced in House; 6/3/2013

HR 2247
Collectible Firearms Protection Act
Sponsor: Lummis (R-Wyo.)
A bill to amend the Arms Export Control Act to provide that certain firearms listed as curios or relics may be imported into the United States by a licensed importer without obtaining authorization from the Department of State or the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.
Introduced in House; 6/4/2013

SENATE BILLS

S 1114
Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2013
Sponsor: Brown (D-Ohio)
A bill to provide for identification of misaligned currency, require action to correct the misalignment, and for other purposes.
Introduced in Senate; 6/7/2013

 

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