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

From 4 through 10 February 2019, 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/ SponsorDate IntroducedDescriptionAction
H.R. 1008 Kind06/02/2019To amend section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to require the Secretary of Defense to initiate investigations and to provide for congressional disapproval of certain actionsReferred to House Ways and Means and Rules committees
S. 400 Toomey07/02/2019To gather information about the illicit production of illicit fentanyl in foreign countries and to withhold bi-lateral assistance from countries that do not have emergency scheduling procedures for new illicit drugs, cannot prosecute criminals for the manufacture or distribution of controlled substance analogues, or do not require the registration of tableting machine and encapsulating machinesReferred to Senate Foreign Relations Committee
S. 414 Heinrich07/02/2019To facilitate lawful international trade by increasing the daily commercial hours of operation at designated ports of entry along the southern borderReferred to Senate Finance Committee
H.R. 1104 Young07/02/2019To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require labelling of genetically engineered fishReferred to House Energy and Commerce Committee
H.R. 1115 Kelly08/02/2019To amend the Consumer Product Safety Act to remove the exclusion of pistols, revolvers and other firearms from the definition of consumer product in order to permit the issuance of safety standards for such articles by the CPSCReferred to House Energy and Commerce Committee
H.R. 1134 Torres08/02/2019To amend the Arms Export Control Act to prohibit the removal of certain items under category I, II or III of the U.S. Munitions ListReferred to House Foreign Affairs Committee


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