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H.R. 238: Commodity End-User Relief Act

On Passage of the Bill in the House

Passed · Jan 12, 2017 at 5:40 p.m. ET · Source:

This was a vote to pass H.R. 238 in the House.

H.R. 238 authorizes appropriations to operate the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) through 2021 and make changes in some of the agency’s operating procedures. The bill also would amend the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) to provide greater protections for customer funds held by entities that broker transactions in commodity futures and make important changes to the CEA to reduce regulatory burdens on end-users who use futures and swaps transactions to efficiently manage business risks.

Title I is designed to better protect farmers and ranchers and other end-users who use futures markets by providing for new customer protection provisions.

Title II reforms the Commission’s rule-making process and makes certain reforms to enhance oversight and accountability within the Commission.

Title III provides relief for end-users who have faced burdensome and unintended costs utilizing derivatives since the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act. End-users are typically not commodity investors or speculators, and played little or no part in the 2008 financial crisis. Major economic sectors with end-users who utilize derivatives include: agricultural producers and processors, commodity producers and manufacturers, and utility and energy companies.

Source: Republican Policy Committee


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Yea 55%
Nay 42%
Not Voting 3%
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