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Legislation Introduced or Passed in the 114th U.S. Congress

From 15 through 29 May 2016, members of the U.S. Congress introduced and/or approved the following international trade-related bills that may have an impact on Hong Kong or mainland China.

Bill Number/
Sponsor
Date Introduced DescriptionAction
S. 2947
Blumenthal
18/05/2016To establish requirements regarding quality dates and safety dates in food labellingReferred to Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
H.R. 5298
Pingree
19/05/2016To establish requirements regarding quality dates and safety dates in food labellingReferred to House Agriculture Committee
H.R. 4923
Brady
13/04/2016American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016Enacted into law 20/05/2016
S. 2977
Manchin
24/05/2016To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish an excise tax on the production and importation of opioid pain relieversReferred to Senate Finance Committee
H.R. 2576
Shimkus
26/05/2016Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century ActApproved by House 24/05/2016
H.R. 5315
Guthrie
24/05/2016To amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to require annual reports to Congress regarding the status of investigations of unfair or deceptive acts or practices, and of unfair methods of competition, in or affecting commerceReferred to House Judiciary Committee
S.J.Res.28
McCain
10/12/2015Joint resolution disapproving and nullifying a December 2015 USDA rule that established a mandatory inspection programme for fish of the order Siluriformes, including catfish and products derived from the fishApproved by Senate 25/05/2016
H.R. 5370
Sherman
26/05/2016To provide for restrictions related to nuclear co-operation with mainland ChinaReferred to House Energy and Commerce Committee
S. 3010
Markey
26/05/2016To provide for restrictions related to nuclear co-operation with mainland ChinaReferred to Senate Foreign Relations Committee
H.R. 5359
Huffman
26/05/2016To revise the federal flammability standards for motor vehicle child restraint systemsReferred to House Energy and Commerce Committee
S. 2012
Murkowski
09/09/2015Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016Approved by House 25/05/2016. Inter-cameral conference with Senate required.
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