May 29, 2015

The text of these bills is made available by the Library of Congress. Please contact Jennifer McCadney if you have substantive questions or need policy assistance on any of the listed bills.

=====MARCH 2015=====

HOUSE BILLS

HR 1307 

Global Free Internet Act of 2015

Sponsor: Lofgren (D-Calif.)

A bill to combat trade barriers that threaten the maintenance of an open Internet, that mandate unique technology standards as a condition of market access and related measures, and to promote online free expression and the free flow of information.

Introduced in House; 3/4/2015

 

HR 1403

Balancing Trade Act of 2015

Sponsor: Kaptur (D-Ohio)

A bill to require that, in cases in which the annual trade deficit between the United States and another country is $10,000,000,000 or more for 3 consecutive years, the President take the necessary steps to create a more balanced trading relationship with that country.

Introduced in House; 3/17/2015

 

HR 1696

Sponsor: Graham, G. (D-Fla.)

A bill to amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to extend the tariff preference level on imports of certain cotton and man-made fiber, fabric, apparel, and made-up goods from Bahrain under the United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement.

Introduced in House; 3/26/2015

 

SENATE BILLS

S 619

United States-Israel Trade Enhancement Act of 2015

Sponsor: Cardin (D-Md.)

A bill to include among the principal trade negotiating objectives of the United States regarding commercial partnerships trade negotiating objectives with respect to discouraging activity that discourages, penalizes, or otherwise limits commercial relations with Israel, and for other purposes.

Introduced in Senate; 3/2/2015

 

S 735

Level Playing Field in Trade Agreements Act of 2015

Sponsor: Merkley (D-Ore.)

A bill to require that any trade agreement eligible for expedited consideration by Congress include requirements with respect to paying adequate wages and maintaining sustainable production methods, and for other purposes.

Introduced in Senate; 3/12/2015

 

S 758

Trade Enforcement Act of 2015

Sponsor: Stabenow (D-Mich.)

A bill to establish an Interagency Trade Enforcement Center in the Office of the United States Trade Representative, and for other purposes.

Introduced in Senate; 3/17/2015

 

S 891 

Leveling the Playing Field Act

Sponsor: Brown, S. (D-Ohio)

A bill to amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to facilitate the administration and enforcement of antidumping and countervailing duty orders, and for other purposes.

Introduced in Senate; 3/26/2015

 

S 892

Textile Enforcement and Security Act of 2015

Sponsor: Graham, L. (R-S.C.)

A bill to provide the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Department of the Treasury with authority to more aggressively enforce customs and trade laws relating to textile and apparel articles, and for other purposes.

Introduced in Senate; 3/26/2015

 

=====APRIL 2015=====

 

HOUSE BILLS

HR 1773

Sponsor: Marchant (R-Texas)

A bill to amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to exempt from duty residue of bulk cargo contained in instruments of international traffic previously exported from the United States.

Introduced in House; 4/14/2015

 

HR 1890

Sponsor: Ryan, P. (R-Wis.)

A bill to establish congressional trade negotiating objectives and enhanced consultation requirements for trade negotiations, to provide for consideration of trade agreements, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House; 4/17/2015

 

HR 1891

Sponsor: Ryan, P. (R-Wis.)

A bill to extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act, the Generalized System of Preferences, the preferential duty treatment program for Haiti, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House; 4/17/2015

 

HR 1892

Sponsor: Reichert (R-Wash.)

A bill to extend the trade adjustment assistance program, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House; 4/17/2015

 

HR 1894

Sponsor: Carney (D-Del.)

A bill to authorize the extension of preferential tariff treatment for certain textile goods imported from Morocco.

Introduced in House; 4/20/2015

 

HR 1907

Sponsor: Tiberi (R-Ohio)

A bill to reauthorize trade facilitation and trade enforcement functions and activities, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House; 4/21/2015

 

HR 1916

Sponsor: Levin (D-Mich.)

A bill to reauthorize trade enforcement and trade facilitation functions and activities, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House; 4/21/2015

 

HR 1917

Sponsor: Lipinski, D. (D-Ill.)

A bill to amend the Trade Act of 1974 to establish congressional procedures for the termination of economically harmful free trade agreements, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House; 4/21/2015

 

HR 1945

Sponsor: DeFazio (D-Ore.)

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

Introduced in House; 4/22/2015

 

HR 1946

Sponsor: Blumenauer (D-Ore.)

A bill to amend the Trade Act of 1974 to authorize the United States Trade Representative to take discretionary action if a foreign country is engaging in unreasonable acts, policies, or practices relating to the environment, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House; 4/22/2015

 

HR 1947

Sponsor: Blumenauer (D-Ore.)

A bill to establish the Trade Agreements Enforcement Trust Fund to take actions to enforce free trade agreements to which the United States is a party, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House; 4/22/2015

 

HR 2015

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; 4/23/2015

 

 

SENATE BILLS

S 989

Sponsor: Coats (R-Ind.)

A bill to amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to exempt from duty residue of bulk cargo contained in instruments of international traffic previously exported from the United States.

Introduced in Senate; 4/16/2015

 

S 995

Sponsor: Hatch (R-Utah)

A bill to establish congressional trade negotiating objectives and enhanced consultation requirements for trade negotiations, to provide for consideration of trade agreements, and for other purposes.

Introduced in Senate; 4/16/2015

 

S 1003

Sponsor: Collins, S. (R-Maine)

A bill to extend the trade adjustment assistance program, and for other purposes.

Introduced in Senate; 4/16/2015

 

S 1015

Sponsor: Hatch (R-Utah)

A bill to reauthorize trade facilitation and trade enforcement functions and activities, and for other purposes.

Introduced in Senate; 4/20/2015

 

 

=====MAY 2015=====

 

HOUSE BILLS

H Res 248

Sponsor: Paulsen (R-Minn.)

A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should initiate preparatory work to begin negotiations to enter into a free trade agreement with Tunisia.

Introduced in House; 5/1/2015

 

H Res 278

Sponsor: Schweikert (R-Ariz.)

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

Introduced in House; 5/19/2015

 

HR 2228

Sponsor: Pingree (D-Maine)

A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to allow for the personal importation of safe and affordable drugs from approved pharmacies in Canada.

Introduced in House; 5/1/2015

 

HR 2340

Sponsor: Pitts (R-Pa.)

A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to remove regulatory barriers to the re-exportation of controlled substances among members of the European Economic Area.

Introduced in House; 5/14/2015

 

HR 2369

Sponsor: Conaway (R-Texas)

A bill to lift the oil export ban and modernize Federal policies regarding the supply and distribution of energy in the United States, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House; 5/15/2015

 

 

SENATE BILLS

S 1267

Sponsor: Hatch (R-Utah)

A bill to extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act, the Generalized System of Preferences, the preferential duty treatment program for Haiti, and for other purposes.

Introduced in Senate; 5/11/2015

 

S 1268

Sponsor: Hatch (R-Utah)

A bill to extend the trade adjustment assistance program, and for other purposes.

Introduced in Senate; 5/11/2015

 

S 1269

Sponsor: Hatch (R-Utah)

A bill to reauthorize trade facilitation and trade enforcement functions and activities, and for other purposes. Introduced in Senate; 5/11/2015

 

S 1381

Sponsor: Warren (D-Mass.)

A bill to require the President to make the text of trade agreements available to the public in order for those agreements to receive expedited consideration from Congress.

Introduced in Senate;  5/19/2015

 

S 1379

Sponsor: Inhofe (R-Okla.)

A bill to amend the African Growth and Opportunity Act to require the development of a plan for each sub-Saharan African country for negotiating and entering into free trade agreements and for other purposes.

Introduced in Senate;  5/19/2015