S. 2718 (96th): An original bill to encourage exports by facilitating the formation and operation of export trading companies, export trade associations, and the expansion of export trade services generally.

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May 15, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on September 3, 1980 but was never passed by the House.


Adlai Stevenson III

Senator from Illinois


About the bill

Summary (CRS)
9/3/1980--Passed Senate amended.(Measure passed Senate, amended, roll call #386 (77-0)) =TitleI - Export Trading Companies=Export Trading Company Act of 1980 - Directs the Secretary of Commerce to promote export trading ... Read more >
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H.R. 7436 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 22, 1980

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The “S.” in “S. 2718” means this is a Senate 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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May 15, 1980
Reported by Committee
May 15, 1980
Passed Senate
Sep 3, 1980


36 cosponsors (20D, 16R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no votes related to this bill.

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