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

From 13 through 19 May 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
S. 1459 Hawley14/05/2019To control the export to China of certain technology and intellectual property important to the national interest of the United StatesReferred to Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
S. 1453 Jones14/05/2019To amend the Trade Act of 1974 to provide adjustment assistance to farmers adversely affected by reduced exports resulting from tariffs imposed as retaliation for U.S. tariff increasesReferred to Senate Finance Committee
H.R. 2690 Blunt Rochester14/05/2019To amend the Trade Act of 1974 to provide adjustment assistance to farmers adversely affected by reduced exports resulting from tariffs imposed as retaliation for U.S. tariff increasesReferred to House Ways and Means Committee
H.R. 2755 Boyle14/05/2019To standardise and extend certain Buy America provisionsReferred to House Energy and Commerce and Transportation and Infrastructure committees
H.R. 2827 Dingell17/05/2019To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to deem any perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substance used as a food contact substance to be unsafe and therefore treated as adulterated under such ActReferred to House Energy and Commerce Committee
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