H.R. 1295: Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015

Introduced:

Mar 4, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jun 29, 2015

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on June 29, 2015.

Law:

Pub.L. 114-27

Sponsor:

George Holding

Representative for North Carolina's 13th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jun 27, 2015
Length: 58 pages

About the bill

Full Title

An act to extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act, the Generalized System of Preferences, the preferential duty treatment program for Haiti, and for other purposes.

Summary

The Trade Preferences Extension Act extends a trade agreement with sub-Saharan African partners and prevents trade partners from undercutting United States businesses with artificially low prices. The bill also includes Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), help for workers and companies affected by trade policies. TAA was added to the bill after the Democrats strategically voted against TAA in an earlier bill.

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History

Mar 4, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 25, 2015
 
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 15, 2015
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

May 14, 2015
 
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.

Jun 11, 2015
 
Passed House with Changes

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

Jun 24, 2015
 
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. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jun 24, 2015
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate (Engrossed) with an Amendment 2.

Jun 25, 2015
 
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

This vote was on extending a trade agreement with sub-Saharan African partners and Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA). TAA was added to the bill after the Democrats strategically voted against TAA ...

Jun 29, 2015
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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