Trade Legislation Tracker
July 30, 2013


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

=====JUNE 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


HR 2372
Fairness in Cocaine Sentencing Act of 2013
Sponsor: Scott, R. (D-Va.)
A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act regarding penalties for cocaine offenses, and for other purposes.
Introduced in House; 6/13/2013


HR 2471
Expedite Our Economy Act of 2013
Sponsor: Poe (R-Texas)
A bill to amend the Department of Energy Organization Act to transfer regulatory authority over exports of natural gas from the secretary of Energy to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and for other purposes.
Introduced in House; 6/20/2013


H RES 285
Sponsor: Buchanan (R-Fla.)
Introduced: 6/28/2013
A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should ban and prevent the import of shark fins from sharks caught through the practice of finning, and for other purposes
Introduced in House; 6/28/2013


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


S 1136
Nicaraguan Tariff Preference Level Extension Act of 2013
Sponsor: Feinstein (D-Calif.)
A bill to authorize the extension of preferential tariff treatment for certain textile goods imported from Nicaragua.
Introduced in Senate; 6/11/2013


=====JULY 2013======



H.R. 2708
To amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to modify temporarily certain rates of duty, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Camp (R-Mich.)
Introduced in House; 7/17/2013


H.R. 2709
To extend the Generalized System of Preferences.
Sponsor: Camp (R-Mich.)
Introduced in House; 7/17/2013


2013 ARCHIVES (click here)


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