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Legislation Introduced or Passed in the 116th U.S. Congress

From 8 through 14 April 2019, members of the U.S. Congress introduced and/or approved the following international trade-related bills that m//ay have an impact on Hong Kong or mainland China.

Bill Number/ Sponsor Date Introduced Description Action
S. 1092 Cruz09/04/2019To impose sanctions with respect to the theft of U.S. intellectual property by mainland Chinese personsReferred to Senate Foreign Relations Committee
H.R. 2203 Escobar10/04/2019To increase transparency, accountability and community engagement within DHS, provide independent oversight of border security activities, and improve training for agents and officers of CBP and ICEReferred to House Homeland Security, Judiciary, and Ways and Means committees
H.R. 2207 Kind10/04/2019To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on medical devicesReferred to House Ways and Means Committee
H.R. 2211 Schakowsky10/04/2019To require the CPSC to promulgate a consumer product safety rule for free-standing clothing storage units to protect children from tip-over related death or injuryReferred to House Energy and Commerce Committee
H.R. 2219 Yoho10/04/2019To promote U.S.-Mongolia trade by authorising duty-free treatment for certain imports from MongoliaReferred to House Ways and Means Committee
H.R. 2226 Buchanan10/04/2019To impose sanctions with respect to foreign traffickers of illicit opioidsReferred to House Foreign Affairs, Financial Services, Oversight and Reform, Judiciary, Intelligence, Armed Services, and Ways and Means committees
H.R. 2245 Grijalva10/04/2019To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to prohibit import and export of any species listed or proposed to be listed under such act as a threatened species or endangered speciesReferred to House Natural Resources, Foreign Affairs, and Ways and Means committees
H.R. 2248 Higgins10/04/2019To terminate the prohibitions on the exportation and importation of natural gasReferred to House Foreign Affairs and Energy and Commerce committee
H.R. 2261 King10/04/2019To amend title 11 of the U.S. Code, to allow full subrogation, including subrogation to the priority rights of the U.S., of claims for the payment of customs dutiesReferred to House Judiciary Committee
H.R. 2264 Lieu10/04/2019To conserve global bear populations by prohibiting the importation, exportation and interstate trade of bear viscera and items, products or substances containing, or labelled or advertised as containing, bear visceraReferred to House Natural Resources, Foreign Affairs, and Ways and Means committees
S. 1155 Cassidy11/04/2019To terminate the prohibitions on the exportation and importation of natural gasReferred to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
S. 1188 Cardin11/04/2019To promote U.S.-Mongolia trade by authorising duty-free treatment for certain imports from MongoliaReferred to Senate Finance Committee
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