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H.R. 991 (116th): Extension of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act

To extend certain provisions of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act until September 30, 2030, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Terri Sewell

Sponsor. Representative for Alabama's 7th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 2, 2020
Length: 2 pages
Feb 6, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 10, 2020

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 10, 2020.

Pub.L. 116-164

26 Cosponsors (17 Democrats, 9 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

VIDEO: Rep. Sewell's Trade Bill with Caribbean Basin Countries Passes House with Bipartisan Support
    — Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7] (Sponsor) on Sep 22, 2020

Wenstrup-backed Bill to Help Strengthen Trade Partnerships and Bolster American Jobs Passes House Unanimously
    — Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 22, 2020

Rubio, Cardin, Jones Welcome Senate Passage of Bipartisan Bill Reauthorizing Caribbean Trade Agreement
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] on Oct 1, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to H.R. 991 will be negligible.


Feb 6, 2019

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Sep 18, 2020
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).

Sep 22, 2020
Passed House (Senate next)

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.

Sep 30, 2020
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 10, 2020
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 991 (116th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 991. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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