H.R. 3283 - United States Trade Rights Enforcement Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 9-4 on Tuesday, July 26, 2005.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 228-200 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY THE YEAS AND NAYS BY A RECORD VOTE OF 226-202 Wednesday, July 27, 2005.
MANAGERS: PUTNAM/MCGOVERN
109th Congress
1st Session

 

H. RES. 387
[Report No. 109-187]

H.R. 3283 - UNITED STATES TRADE RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT ACT

1.Closed rule.

2. Provides one hour of debate in the House equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution shall be considered as adopted.

5. Provides one motion to recommit.

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RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order without intervention of any point of order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 3283) to enhance resources to enforce United States trade rights. The bill shall be considered as read. The amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution shall be considered as adopted. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate on the bill, as amended, equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

Thomas
Makes the following changes to the underlying bill: Section 2, updates resolution language to include reference to the new exchange rate mechanism recently adopted by Chinese government; Section 3, makes technical correction to add "where practicable," to language regarding third country information in conformance with China's WTO accession protocol; Section 4, makes technical correction to change reporting reference to international trade "obligations" rather than "laws"; Section 6, adds House Financial Services and Senate Banking Committees as recipients of the supplemental currency report and adds a requirement for Secretary of the Treasury to analyze in the report the new exchange rate mechanism recently adopted by Chinese government;  Section 7, adds sense of the Congress language that the USTR should identify a Chief Enforcement Officer; Section 8, makes a technical  correction to change reference to ITC's report of China's "macroeconomic" policies to simply "economic" policies, and to add reference to the "service" industry in the ITC analysis.

TEXT OF AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE

1. Thomas