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USSB604Intro
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Establishes the International Technology Partnership Office, led by the Special Ambassador for Technology, in the Department of State. The office shall advance U.S. technology policy through the creation of an International Technology Partnership wit...
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2022-07-14
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
USSB1924Intro
25%
Requires the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to enforce the actions related to intellectual property outlined in the Economic and Trade Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of China (dated January 15, 2...
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2022-07-14
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
USHR1169Intro
25%
This resolution requests that the President transmit certain information to the House of Representatives related to the proposed waiver of intellectual property commitments under the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Inte...
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2022-06-09
To House Subcommittee on Trade
USHB7934Intro
25%
To establish a lending program for Latin America and the Caribbean to reaffirm the United States commitment to growth and energy security in the Western Hemisphere.
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2022-06-03
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB7935Intro
25%
To reinforce commercial relationships with Latin American and Caribbean allies and expand critical supply chains in the Americas.
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2022-06-03
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSR134Intro
25%
This resolution expresses the sense of the Senate that the President, in consultation with Congress, should work to conclude negotiations for comprehensive trade agreements between the United States and the United Kingdom and between the United State...
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2022-05-25
S.Amdt.5047 Amendment SA 5047 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
USHR1106Intro
25%
This resolution expresses support for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and welcomes official representatives from the governments of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam to a...
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2022-05-11
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB923Engross
50%
Requires sanctions and reports related to Georgia. The President shall impose entry and property-blocking sanctions against foreign persons responsible for or complicit in serious human rights abuses in the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali...
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2022-04-28
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB4112Intro
25%
A bill to address issues involving the economic statecraft of the United States, and for other purposes.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB6968PassProhibits the importation of energy products from Russia. Specifically, the bill prohibits the importation of Russian products that are classified under chapter 27 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (which includes mineral fuels, mineral oils and prod...
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2022-04-08
Became Public Law No: 117-109.
USHB7108PassSuspends normal trade relations with Russia and Belarus. It also permanently authorizes the President to impose visa- and property-blocking sanctions based on violations of human rights. Specifically, the bill authorizes the President to proclaim inc...
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2022-04-08
Became Public Law No: 117-110.
USHB7457Intro
25%
To hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed approximately 981,000 Americans.
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2022-04-07
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB7172Intro
25%
Prohibits the President from providing normal trade relations treatment to any article imported from Russia. Additionally, the bill directs the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to submit a report to Congress that describes the manner in which the UST...
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2022-03-18
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB7114Intro
25%
Requires additional tariffs on certain Chinese goods if China increases its importation of wheat and barley from Russia. Specifically, the bill requires the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to certify to the President whether China has increased the ...
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2022-03-17
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB7014Intro
25%
Suspends normal trade relations with Russia and Belarus. It also prohibits the importation of energy products from Russia. Specifically, the bill authorizes the President to proclaim increases in the rates of duty applicable to products of Russia or ...
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2022-03-09
To House Ways And Means Committee
USSB3786Intro
25%
Suspends normal trade relations with Russia and Belarus. It also prohibits the importation of energy products from Russia. Specifically, the bill authorizes the President to proclaim increases in the rates of duty applicable to products of Russia or ...
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2022-03-08
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB3717Intro
25%
Withdraws normal trade relations treatment from Russia. Additionally, the bill requires the President to encourage U.S. allies and partners to (1) consider taking similar actions; and (2) condemn, at the World Trade Organization (WTO), Russia's aggre...
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2022-03-02
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 292.
USHB6905Intro
25%
Withdraws normal trade relations treatment from Russia. It also requires the President to take actions as may be necessary to prohibit the importation of petroleum, natural gas, petrochemicals, and coal from Russia and Belarus.
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2022-03-02
To House Ways And Means Committee
USSB3725Intro
25%
Requires the President to withdraw normal trade relations status from a country that commits, against a World Trade Organization member, an act of aggression that (1) violates international law, and (2) is not a legitimate act of self-defense. The bi...
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2022-03-01
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB3722Intro
25%
Withdraws normal trade relations treatment from Russia. Additionally, the bill requires the President to encourage U.S. allies and partners to (1) consider taking similar actions; and (2) condemn, at the World Trade Organization (WTO), Russia's aggre...
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2022-03-01
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB6835Intro
25%
Withdraws normal trade relations treatment from Russia. Additionally, the bill requires the President to encourage U.S. allies and partners to (1) consider taking similar actions; and (2) condemn, at the World Trade Organization (WTO), Russia's aggre...
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2022-02-25
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB6309Intro
25%
Directs the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to take certain actions to strengthen supply chains for critical goods. It also incentivizes the manufacturing of critical goods. Specifically, the bill requires the USTR to develop and implement a strateg...
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2021-12-16
To House Ways And Means Committee
USSR472Intro
25%
This resolution reaffirms the Senate's commitment to strengthening the historic partnership between the United States and the Dominican Republic based on shared democratic values and efforts to advance economic prosperity and national security. The r...
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2021-12-07
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB6114Intro
25%
Requires the U.S. Trade Representative to annually report on the economic and trade relationship between the United States and China, including a comprehensive review of the current tariffs in place against China.
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2021-12-01
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHCR60Intro
25%
This concurrent resolution expresses the sense of Congress for ensuring the speediest end of the COVID-19 pandemic the United States and European governments should unite to enact a World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intel...
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2021-11-09
To House Subcommittee on Trade
USHB2046Intro
25%
Establishes requirements related to U.S. international energy strategy. Applications to export natural gas to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member countries, Japan, and certain other countries shall be granted on an expedited basis withou...
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2021-10-19
To House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
USSB2716Intro
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Reinstates mandatory country-of-origin labeling requirements for beef. Specifically, the bill requires the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to develop a means of reinstating the requirements that complies with the rules of the World Tra...
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2021-09-13
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USHCR43Intro
25%
This concurrent resolution expresses the sense of Congress that the President should seek the elimination of all subsidies benefiting the production or export of sugar by certain foreign countries.
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2021-08-13
To House Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
USHB3524Intro
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Addresses various foreign relations issues, with a focus on China. Among other things, the bill authorizes the Department of State to establish a program to help U.S. companies address supply chain issues related to China, including by relocating pro...
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2021-07-15
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 26 - 22.
USSR287Intro
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This resolution expresses the sense of the Senate that the United States must lead efforts to reform the rules of the World Trade Organization for special and differential treatment to ensure those rules promote advancement for truly developing count...
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2021-06-24
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB3882Intro
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Requires the Department of State to negotiate with China to secure compensation for China's distortion of information related to the spread of COVID-19. The bill also contains other China-related provisions, such as those imposing sanctions on certai...
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2021-06-15
To House Subcommittee on Health
USHB3801Intro
25%
Requires the Department of Commerce and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to study and report on electronic commerce, including data sharing and data flow, and its impact on the U.S. economy. Such study shall involve a review of (1) the economic ben...
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2021-06-09
To House Consumer Protection and Commerce Committee
USHB3309Intro
25%
Establishes certain manufacturing incentives to increase trade between the United States and other countries in the Western Hemisphere. Specifically, the bill requires the President to develop a strategy to reduce reliance on concentrated supply chai...
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2021-05-19
To House Consumer Protection and Commerce Committee
USSB1683Intro
25%
Prohibits the use of federal funds to support, allow, or facilitate the negotiation or approval of any measure at the World Trade Organization to waive intellectual property rights, including the waiver proposed by India and South Africa to suspend c...
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2021-05-18
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB3236Intro
25%
Prohibits the President from taking action to support the waiver of certain intellectual property obligations owed by members of the World Trade Organization in relation to the prevention, containment, mitigation, or treatment of COVID-19. The bill a...
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2021-05-14
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB1651Intro
25%
Establishes requirements related to activities of Hizballah in Latin America and the Caribbean. Specifically, the President must impose property- and visa-blocking sanctions on foreign persons determined to have knowingly engaged in significant trans...
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2021-05-13
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB732Intro
25%
Directs the President and specified federal agencies to take steps to increase transparency and limit the use of waivers of Buy American laws. Generally, Buy American requires agencies to procure domestic goods. The bill requires (1) the Department o...
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2021-05-12
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USHR382Intro
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This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should continue to lead reform efforts and urge member cooperation at the World Trade Organization in order to address barriers to trade, improve living standa...
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2021-05-11
To House Ways And Means Committee
USSB1169Intro
25%
Addresses various foreign relations issues, with a focus on China. Among other things, the bill requires the U.S. Agency for Global Media to take certain actions to support independent journalism and combat censorship in countries where the Chinese C...
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2021-05-10
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 54.
USHR371Intro
25%
This resolution reaffirms the commitment of the United States to certain legislation and reassurances relating to the unofficial U.S.-Taiwan relationship. It also reaffirms the commitment of the United States to continued diplomatic and military coor...
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2021-05-07
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB3035Intro
25%
Prohibits the use of federal funds to support, allow, or facilitate the negotiation or approval of any measure at the World Trade Organization to waive intellectual property rights, including the petition titled Waiver from Certain Provisions of the ...
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2021-05-07
To House Ways And Means Committee
USHB2907Intro
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Requires the Department of Commerce to conduct an interagency review of the global competitiveness of the United States in attracting foreign direct investment and addressing foreign trade barriers that firms in advanced technology sectors face in th...
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2021-05-03
To House Consumer Protection and Commerce Committee
USSB1481Intro
25%
Allows for duty-free treatment for certain goods from designated Reconstruction Opportunity Zones (ROZs) in Afghanistan and the border regions of Pakistan. Specifically, the bill allows the President to designate ROZs within Afghanistan or parts of P...
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2021-04-29
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB1215Intro
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Directs the Department of State to report to Congress on how China's government creates barriers to the work of U.S. diplomats, officials, journalists, businesses, and nongovernmental organizations in China. The report shall include assessments of (1...
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2021-04-19
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB2618Intro
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Requires congressional approval of certain unilateral trade actions (i.e., restrictions on the importation of an article). Such actions may take effect without congressional approval for one 90-day period if the President determines that it is necess...
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2021-04-16
To House Subcommittee on Trade
USHB2559Intro
25%
Expands requirements for foreign manufacturers of cylinders used for transporting hazardous materials in the United States (e.g., compressed gas cylinders). Current regulations require foreign manufacturers to apply for authorization from the Pipelin...
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2021-04-16
To House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
USSB1187Intro
25%
Addresses unfair trade practices by making various changes to U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty law. Antidumping provides relief to U.S industries and workers that are materially injured or threatened with injury due to imports of like product...
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2021-04-15
To Senate Finance Committee
USHB2307Intro
25%
Imposes a fee on the carbon content of fuels, including crude oil, natural gas, coal, or any other product derived from those fuels that will be used so as to emit greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The fee is imposed on the producers or importers...
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2021-04-02
To House Subcommittee on Energy
USHR280Intro
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This resolution commits to the use of competitive free market and free trade policies to combat national security threats caused by China and its attacks on the U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturing base. The resolution urges the United States to (1) rem...
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2021-03-29
To House Subcommittee on Health
USSB1022Intro
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Requires the President and specified agencies to take certain actions to increase U.S. exports to Africa. Specifically, the bill directs the President to establish a comprehensive U.S. strategy for public and private investment, trade, and developmen...
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2021-03-25
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
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