October Trade Legislation Tracker
November 4, 2014

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 – Second Session, 2014


=====SEPTEMBER 2014======

HOUSE BILLS

HR 5454

Targeted Use of Sanctions for Killing Elephants in Their Range Act of 2014

Sponsor: DeFazio (D-Ore.)

A bill to amend the African Elephant Conservation Act to provide for trade sanctions against countries involved in illegal ivory trade, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House; 9/11/2014

 

HR 5646

U.S. OUTDOOR Act

Sponsor: Reichert (R-Wash.)

A bill to provide for duty-free treatment of certain recreational performance outerwear, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House; 9/18/2014

 

SENATE BILLS

S 2838

U.S. OUTDOOR Act

Sponsor: Cantwell (D-Wash.)

A bill to provide for duty-free treatment of certain recreational performance outerwear, and for other purposes.

Introduced in Senate; 9/17/2014

=====AUGUST 2014======

HOUSE BILLS

H Res 712

Sponsor: Rush (D-Ill.)

A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should initiate negotiations to enter into a bilateral free trade agreement with the Republic of South Africa.

Introduced in House; 8/1/2014

 

SENATE BILLS

NONE

=====JULY 2014======

HOUSE BILLS

HR 5247

Sponsor: Kind, R. (D-Wis.)

A bill to amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to eliminate the consumptive demand exception to prohibition on importation of goods made with convict labor, forced labor, or indentured labor, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House; 7/29/2014

 

HR 5291

Sponsor: Owens (D-N.Y.)

A bill to amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States with respect to goods exported for processing abroad and reimported, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House; 7/30/2014

 

H Res 699

Sponsor: Meeks, G. (D-N.Y.)

A resolution welcoming African leaders to the first United States-Africa Leaders' Summit and African trade ministers to the 13th Forum of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

Introduced in House; 7/31/2014

 

SENATE BILLS

NONE