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

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

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.



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



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

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The Senate approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. 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.

H.R. 3 (100th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 100th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 22, 1988. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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