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

From 23 through 30 June 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
H.R. 3477 Murphy25/06/2019To limit the authority of the president to modify duty rates for national security reasons and to limit the authority of the USTR to impose certain duties or import restrictionsReferred to House Ways and Means and Rules committees
S. 1963 Brown25/06/2019To require the purchase of domestically made flags of the United States of America for use by the federal governmentReferred to House Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
H.R. 3532 Green27/06/2019To control the export to mainland China of certain technology and intellectual property important to the national interest of the United StatesReferred to House Ways and Means and Foreign Affairs committees
H.R. 3556 Crist27/06/2019To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a reduced excise tax rate for portable, electronically-aerated bait containersReferred to House Ways and Means Committee
H.R. 3557 DelBene27/06/2019To prohibit the imposition of duties on the importation of goods under the International Emergency Economic Powers ActReferred to Ways and Means and Foreign Affairs committees
H.R. 3559 Espaillat27/06/2019To control the export of electronic waste in order to ensure that such waste does not become the source of counterfeit goods that may re-enter military and civilian electronics supply chains in the United StatesReferred to House Foreign Affairs Committee
H.R. 3567 Houlahan27/06/2019To modify the requirements relating to the acquisition and disposal of certain rare earth materialsReferred to House Armed Services Committee
S. 1790 Inhofe11/06/2019National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020Approved by Senate on 28/06/2019
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