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H.R. 3242: Office of Territorial Exporting Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 12, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3242

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 12, 2019

(for herself and Mr. San Nicolas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services

A BILL

To amend the charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States to create a new office within the Bank.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Office of Territorial Exporting Act.

2.

Creation of the Office of Territorial Exporting in the Export-Import Bank of the United States

(a)

In general

Section 3 of the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945 (12 U.S.C. 635a) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(n)

Office of Territorial Exporting

(1)

Establishment

There is established in the Bank the Office of Territorial Exporting (in this subsection referred to as the Office).

(2)

Locations

The Office shall have an office in the headquarters of the Bank in Washington, DC, and in each territory.

(3)

Staff

The Bank shall hire such full-time staff as may be necessary to perform the functions of the Office.

(4)

Functions

The Office shall conduct outreach, education, and provide learning resources to facilitate the provision to export businesses in the territories of all forms of financial assistance offered by the Bank.

(5)

Territory defined

In this Act, the term territory means the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa.

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(b)

Annual report

Section 8 of such Act (12 U.S.C. 635g) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(l)

Report on activities in the territories

The Bank shall include in its annual report to Congress under subsection (a) a report on the steps taken by the Bank in the period covered by the report to increase—

(1)

the presence of the Bank in the territories; and

(2)

the provision of Bank assistance to export businesses in the territories.

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