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
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
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
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