Trade Legislation Tracker
June 24, 2013

TRADE LEGISLATION TRACKER

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

 =====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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