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

From 2 through 19 November 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/
Date Introduced DescriptionAction
H.R. 4235
02/11/2017To authorise a review of financial services industry requirements of mainland China and the implications of such requirements on U.S. national security interestsReferred to House committees on Financial Services, Foreign Affairs, and Energy and Commerce
S. 2083
07/11/2017To enhance cybersecurity information sharing and co-ordination at U.S. portsReferred to Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee
H.R. 4309
08/11/2017To codify Executive Order 13771Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform, and Judiciary Committees
S. 2098
08/11/2017To modernise and strengthen the CFIUS to more effectively guard against the risk to the national security of the U.S. posed by certain types of foreign investmentReferred to Senate  Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
H.R. 4311
08/11/2017Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2017Referred to House  committees on Financial Services, Energy and Commerce, Foreign Affairs, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Armed Services and the Budget
H.R. 4318
09/11/2017Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2017Referred to House Ways & Means Committee
H.R. 4337
09/11/2017To amend the Defense Production Act of 1950 to require national security reviews carried out by CFIUS to take into account the potential effects of covered transactions on personally identifiable informationReferred to House committees on Financial Services, Foreign Affairs, and Energy and Commerce
S. 2108
09/11/2017Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2017Referred to Senate Finance Committee
H.R. 1
02/11/2017Tax Cuts and Jobs ActApproved by House on 16/11/2017
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