H.R. 644: 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 ...

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Feb 2, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017


Enacted — Signed by the President on Feb 24, 2016

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


Pub.L. 114-125


Tom Reed II

Representative for New York's 23rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 12, 2016
Length: 160 pages


Feb 2, 2015

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Feb 4, 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.

Feb 12, 2015
Passed House

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

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 12, 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.

Dec 11, 2015
Conference Report Agreed to by House

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 is 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.

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