Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for Senate Amendment to H.R. 644 - Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015

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Listed in Alphabetical Order

Jun 10, 2015 9:16 PM

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Lee, Barbara (CA)


Strikes language in the bill that would weaken human trafficking standards.

Nolan (MN)


Allows qualified non-profits to provide for the import of donated fire-fighting and rescue and relief equipment and supplies free of duty and other restrictions for purposes of inspection and subsequent donation and export of such equipment and supplies to countries and organizations in need.

Pitts (PA), Conyers (MI)


Prohibits the imports of natural resources from disputed non-self-governing regions and territories unless the President certifies to Congress that such natural resources were extracted with the consent of the people of such non-self-governing region or territory.

Polis (CO)


Expresses the sense of congress that the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) should encourage other nations to follow the lead of the U.S. by increasing de minimis values to a commercially meaningful level.

Ryan, Paul (WI)


SUBSTITUTE Establishes U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), provides tools to streamline and facilitate legitimate trade, improve trade enforcement, and measure progress within CBP. Strengthens Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation and bolsters U.S.-Israel trade and commercial ties.

Ryan, Paul (WI)


Improves the currency title by reducing the Administration's discretion and clearly directing action by the Administration to address unfair currency practices. Requires the Administration to issue clear guidance on how it intends to assess the objective criteria within 90 days of the Amendment's enactment.