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Legislation Introduced or Passed in the 115th U.S. Congress

From 1 through 14 January 2017, 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
H.R. 117
Burgess
03/01/2017To repeal federal energy conservation standardsReferred to House Energy and Commerce Committee
H.R. 205
Young
03/01/2017To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require labelling of genetically engineered fish.Referred to House Energy and Commerce Committee
H.R. 442
Emmer
11/01/2017To lift the trade embargo on CubaReferred to House Foreign Affairs, Ways and Means, Financial Services, and Agriculture committees
H.R. 453
Peterson
11/01/2017To deem the Step 2 compliance date for standards of performance for new residential wood heaters, new residential hydronic heaters, and forced-air furnaces to be 15 May 2023Referred to House Energy and Commerce Committee
H.R. 498
Cramer
12/01/2017To authorise the exportation of consumer communication devices to Cuba and the provision of telecommunications services to CubaReferred to House Foreign Affairs and Energy and Commerce committees
H.R. 511
Welch
12/01/2017To provide for consideration of the extension under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of non-application of no-load mode energy efficiency standards to certain security or life safety alarms or surveillance systemsReferred to House Energy and Commerce Committee
S. 108
Hatch
12/01/2017To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on medical devicesReferred to Senate Finance Committee
S. 130
Baldwin
12/01/2017To require enforcement against misbranded milk alternativesReferred to Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
H.R. 518
DeGette
13/01/2017To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to exclude power supply circuits, drivers and devices designed to be connected to, and power, light-emitting diodes or organic light-emitting diodes providing illumination from energy conservation standards for external power suppliesReferred to House Energy and Commerce Committee
H.R. 564
Posey
13/01/2017To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to clarify the FDA’s jurisdiction over certain tobacco productsReferred to House Energy and Commerce Committee
H.R. 572
Serrano
13/01/2017To facilitate the export of U.S. agricultural products to Cuba as authorised by the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000, to remove impediments to the export to Cuba of medical devices and medicines, to allow travel to Cuba by U.S. legal residents, and to establish an agricultural export promotion programme with respect to CubaReferred to House Foreign Affairs, Ways and Means, Judiciary, Financial Services, and Agriculture committees
H.R. 574
Serrano
13/01/2017To lift the trade embargo on CubaReferred to House Foreign Affairs, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Financial Services, Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, and Agriculture committees
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