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H.R. 1704: Championing American Business Through Diplomacy Act of 2019

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To foster commercial relations with foreign countries and support United States economic and business interests abroad in the conduct of foreign policy, and for other purposes.

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Michael McCaul

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 10th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 8, 2019
Length: 12 pages
Mar 13, 2019

Passed House (Senate next) on May 7, 2019

This bill passed in the House on May 7, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

86% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

the daily leader: tuesday, may 7, 2019
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on May 6, 2019

My Votes – Week of May 6
    — Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5] on May 10, 2019

the weekly leader: may 3, 2019
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on May 3, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform estimates H.R. 1704 will add $2 million in new spending through 2024.


Mar 13, 2019

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Apr 9, 2019
Ordered Reported

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May 7, 2019
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 1704 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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