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H.R. 644 (114th): Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015

This bill became the vehicle for the passage of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, which includes a variety of requirements on trade protection and general trade policy. It would authorize and fund United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency within the Department of Homeland Security. CBP regulates trade of foreign products entering the United ... Continue reading »

Overview

Introduced:

Feb 2, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Feb 24, 2016

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on February 24, 2016.

Law:

Pub.L. 114-125

Sponsor:

Tom Reed II

Representative for New York's 23rd congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Feb 12, 2016
Length: 160 pages

Incorporated Legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 1269: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015

Ordered Reported on May 11, 2015. 66% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1015: Enforcing Orders and Reducing Customs Evasion Act of 2015

Introduced on Apr 20, 2015. 85% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 1907: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015

Ordered Reported on Apr 23, 2015. 75% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 1916: Trade Enforcement and Trade Facilitation Act of 2015

Introduced on Apr 21, 2015. 64% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 878: United States Customs and Border Protection Authorization Act

Introduced on Feb 11, 2015. 80% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 998: Preclearance Authorization Act of 2015

Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 27, 2015. 92% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2430: Travel Facilitation and Safety Act of 2015

Introduced on Dec 18, 2015. 48% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Feb 2, 2015
 
Introduced

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Feb 4, 2015
 
Ordered Reported

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Feb 9, 2015
 
Reported by House Committee on Ways and Means

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Feb 10, 2015
 
Considered by House Committee on Rules

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Feb 12, 2015
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

May 14, 2015
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

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

Jun 12, 2015
 
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

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

Dec 11, 2015
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House (Senate next)

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 House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Feb 11, 2016
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

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

Feb 24, 2016
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 644 (114th) 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 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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