H.R. 3 (100th): Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1987


Jan 6, 1987
100th Congress, 1987–1988


Vetoed & Override Passed House, Failed in Senate on Jun 8, 1988

This bill was vetoed. The Senate attempted to override the veto on June 8, 1988 but failed.


Richard “Dick” Gephardt

Representative for Missouri's 3rd congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to enhance the competitiveness of American industry, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

4/20/1988--Conference report filed in House.(Conference report filed in House, H. Rept. 100-576) Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 - TitleI - Trade, Customs, and Tariff LawsSets forth congressional findings ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 6, 1987

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 24, 1987
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Apr 30, 1987
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jul 21, 1987
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Apr 27, 1988
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The Senate approved a conference committee report to resolve differences in each chamber's version of the bill. The House must also approve the conference report.

May 24, 1988

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

Jun 8, 1988
Senate Override Failed

A vote to override the President's veto failed in the Senate. The bill is now dead.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


208 cosponsors (206D, 2R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.


There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 1420 (Related)
Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1987

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 24, 1987

S. 659 (Related)
Agricultural Aid and Trade Missions Act

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 25, 1988

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