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

From 11 through 17 March 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/ Sponsor Date Introduced Description Action
H.R. 1704 McCaul13/03/2019To foster commercial relations with foreign countries and support U.S. economic and business interests abroad in the conduct of foreign policyReferred to House Foreign Affairs Committee
H.R. 1776 Blumenauer14/03/2019To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to prohibit importation, exportation, transportation, sale, receipt, acquisition and purchase in interstate or foreign commerce, or in a manner substantially affecting interstate or foreign commerce, of any live animal of any prohibited wildlife speciesReferred to House Natural Resources Committee
S. 844 Klobuchar14/03/2019To allow for expedited approval of generic prescription drugs and temporary importation of prescription drugs in the case of marginally competitive drug markets and drug shortagesReferred to Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
S. 846 Cornyn14/03/2019To amend title 49, U.S. Code, to limit certain rolling stock procurementsReferred to Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee
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