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Senate amendment to H.R. 1314 - Trade Act of 2015

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Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 9-4 on Thursday, June 11, 2015.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 305: 
Agreed to by record vote of 217-212 on Thursday, June 11, 2015. 

MANAGERS: Sessions/Slaughter

1. Provides for the consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 1314.

2. Makes in order a motion offered by the chair of the Committee on Ways and Means or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 1314.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the motion.

4. Provides that the Senate amendment and the motion shall be considered as read.

5. Provides one hour of debate on the motion equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.

6. Provides that the question on adoption of the motion shall be divided as follows: (1) concurring in section 212 of the Senate amendment (relating to Medicare); (2) concurring in the matter comprising the remainder of title II of the Senate amendment (TAA); and (3) concurring in the matter preceding title II of the Senate amendment (TPA). The first portion of the divided question shall be considered as adopted.

7. Provides that if any remaining portion of the divided question fails, then the House shall be considered to have made no disposition of the Senate amendment.

8. Section 2 provides for the consideration of the Senate amendments to H.R. 644 .

9. Makes in order a single motion offered by the chair of the Committee on Ways and Means or his designee that the House: (1) concur in the Senate amendment to the title; and (2) concur in the Senate amendment to the text with the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report modified by the amendment printed in part B of the report.

10. Waives all points of order against consideration of the motion and provides that the motion is not subject to a demand for division of the question.

11. Provides that the Senate amendments and the motion shall be considered as read.

12. Provides one hour of debate on the motion equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.

13. Provides that if the motion is adopted, the chair of the Committee on Ways and Means or his designee is then authorized to move that the House insist on its amendment to the Senate amendment to the text of H.R. 644 and request a conference with the Senate thereon.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
61Version 1Becerra (CA)DemocratProvides that fast track procedures will not apply to a trade agreement that does not include explicit protections for government health policies and programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, from investment disputes. Submitted
62Version 1Becerra (CA)DemocratRequires trade agreements to include a strong and enforceable currency manipulation provision in order for a trade agreement to be considered under fast track procedures.Submitted
17Version 1Brooks (AL)RepublicanProhibits the application of trade authorities procedures with respect to any bill implementing a trade agreement that permits modification of the agreement without congressional approval.Submitted
67Version 1Crdenas , Tony (CA)DemocratIncreases relocation assistance and expands scope of allowance to workers relocating to an area with at least 2% lower unemployment than their home address, whether or not the worker has received a job offer, along with additional reporting requirements. Submitted
25Version 1Cicilline (RI), Pocan (WI), Maloney, Sean (NY), Snchez, Linda (CA), Lynch (MA)DemocratProhibits the President from entering into trade agreements under this act with countries that have an established penal code that legalizes violence, criminalization, or execution of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals by reason of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. Submitted
6Version 1Clawson (FL), Mulvaney (SC), Kildee (MI), Perry (PA), Brooks (AL), Brat (VA), Sensenbrenner (WI), Duncan (SC), Kelly, Robin (IL), Posey (FL), Franks (AZ), Pocan (WI), Norcross (NJ), Tonko (NY), Maloney, Sean (NY)Bi-PartisanAddresses the practice of currency manipulation in trade agreementsSubmitted
26Version 1Clawson (FL), Kildee (MI), Mulvaney (SC), Perry (PA), Brooks (AL), Brat (VA), Sensenbrenner (WI), Duncan (SC), Kelly, Robin (IL), Posey (FL), Pocan (WI), Franks (AZ), Norcross (NJ), Tonko (NY), Maloney, Sean (NY), Walberg (MI), Slaughter (NY), Lawrence (MI), Kaptur (OH), Dingell (MI), Jones (NC), Kennedy (MA)Bi-PartisanAddresses the practice of currency manipulation in trade agreements.Submitted
2Version 1Cramer, Kevin (ND)RepublicanRepeals the limitation of crude oil to be exported from the United States and allows the President to impose a ban during a national emergency.Submitted
65Version 1DeFazio (OR)DemocratProhibits the president from entering into a trade agreement under the bill’s authority if the the trade agreement does not fully protect the right of the U.S. to require, in a nondiscriminatory manner, disclosure of country of origin of food. Submitted
11Version 1Dingell (MI), Edwards (MD), McCollum (MN)DemocratRequires a vote in Congress before any other county can join, or “dock,” into the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. Submitted
20Version 1Doggett (TX)DemocratEnsures maximum accessibility to trade texts. Submitted
21Version 1Doggett (TX)DemocratStrips fast track authority from any agreement that fails to improve the investor state dispute settlement system.Submitted
22Version 1Doggett (TX), Tonko (NY)DemocratStrips fast track authority from an agreement that fails to require the parties to adopt, maintain, and implement all seven multilateral environmental agreements.Submitted
28Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires that prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President that the proposed trade agreement will lower the U.S. trade deficit.Submitted
29Version 1Grayson (FL)Democratrequires that prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President that the U.S. trade deficit is less than $100,000,000,000.Submitted
30Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires that if at any time after the United States enters into a trade agreement the U.S. trade deficit rises more than $1,000,000,000, the United States shall withdraw from the trade agreement. Submitted
32Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires that prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President that the proposed trade agreement will decrease unemployment in the United States. If at any time after the United States enters into a trade agreement the U.S. unemployment rate rises more than one percent, the United States shall withdraw from the trade agreement.Submitted
33Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires that prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President that every signatory and proposed signatory has a statutory minimum wage at least as high as the minimum wage in effect in the United States.Submitted
34Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires that prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President that every signatory and proposed signatory has environmental standards in place that are at least equivalent to those in effect in the United States.Submitted
35Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires that prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President that no signatory or proposed signatory collects private electronic data on its citizens in violation of its own constitution.Submitted
36Version 1Grayson (FL)Democrat Requires that prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President that every signatory and proposed signatory has worker safety standards in place that are at least equivalent to those in effect in the United States. Submitted
37Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires that prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President that every signatory and proposed signatory has consumer protection standards in place that are at least equivalent to those in effect in the United States.Submitted
38Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires that prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President that every signatory and proposed signatory has in effect an old-age pension scheme.Submitted
39Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires that prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President that the proposed trade agreement provides for the opportunity for any U.S. citizen or U.S. entity to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court as a court of last resort. Submitted
40Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires that prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President that the proposed trade agreement contains a sunset provision that establishes an end date no less than five years after the date the agreement is signed. Submitted
41Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires that prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President that the proposed trade agreement contains no provision that would prohibit the United States Congress from enacting legislation requiring specified products purchased by the U.S. government be made in America. Submitted
42Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires that prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President that the proposed trade agreement contains intellectual property protections that are at least as strong as those found in American law.Submitted
43Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires that prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President the expected trade benefits of the proposed trade agreement. If the United States does not achieve the expected trade benefits within three years of entering into a trade agreement, the United States shall withdraw from the trade agreement.Submitted
44Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires that prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President that every signatory and proposed signatory has a democratic form of government.Submitted
45Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires that prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President that no signatory or proposed signatory engages in active and pervasive internet censorship. Submitted
46Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires that prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President that every signatory and proposed signatory provides for freedom of its press to at least the same extent as the United States.Submitted
47Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires that prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President that every signatory and proposed signatory prohibits forced labor. Submitted
48Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires that prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President that every signatory and proposed signatory prohibits child labor. Submitted
49Version 1Grayson (FL)Democrat Requires that prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President that every signatory and proposed signatory grants freedom of religion to its citizens to at least the same extent as the United States. Submitted
50Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires that prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President that every signatory and proposed signatory grants freedom of speech to its citizens to at least the same extent as the United States.Submitted
51Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires that prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President that every signatory and proposed signatory grants freedom of assembly to its citizens to at least the same extent as the United States.Submitted
52Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires that prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President that every signatory and proposed signatory grants its citizens the right to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures at least to the same extent as the United States.Submitted
53Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires that prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President that every signatory and proposed signatory grants its citizens the right to be secure from the taking of private property for public use without just compensation to at least the same extent as the United States.Submitted
54Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires that prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President that every signatory and proposed signatory prohibits cruel and unusual punishment from being inflicted upon its citizens at least to the same degree as the U.S. government protects American citizens. Submitted
55Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires that prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President that every signatory and proposed signatory guarantees it citizens the right enumerated in Article 23, Section 2, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.Submitted
56Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires that prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President that every signatory and proposed signatory guarantees it citizens the right enumerated in Article 23, Section 4, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.Submitted
57Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires tat prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President that every signatory and proposed signatory guarantees it citizens the right enumerated in Article 26, Section 1, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states: “Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.” Submitted
58Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires that prior to entering into any trade agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative shall certify to Congress and the President that section 108 of this Act will be explicitly stated, verbatim, in any final legal text of a trade agreement.Submitted
19Version 1Grijalva (AZ), Ellison (MN), Schakowsky (IL)DemocratRestores Trade Adjustment Assistance funding levels to $575 million a year, includes coverage for vulnerable public sector employees, and to remove offsets including cuts to Medicare. Submitted
10Version 1Hice, Jody (GA)RepublicanAdds a negotiating objective to TPA related to federal immigration laws. Submitted
63Version 1Hunter (CA)RepublicanEnsures no changes to the underlying trade agreement occur without Congressional approval. Submitted
64Version 1Hunter (CA)RepublicanLimits the inclusion of immigration provisions within a trade agreement. Submitted
59Version 1Jones (NC)RepublicanProhibits the application of fast track trade promotion procedures to any implementing bill that permits modification of a trade agreement without Congressional approval.Submitted
60Version 1Jones (NC)RepublicanProhibits the application of fast track trade promotion procedures to any implementing bill that affects U.S. immigration law.Submitted
16Version 1Levin, Sander (MI)DemocratEnsures that fast track procedures only apply to the Trans-Pacific Partnership if, among other things, Congress determines that the final agreement satisfies detailed negotiating instructions regarding the outstanding issues in the negotiations.Submitted
23Version 1Levin, Sander (MI)DemocratRestores the funding for worker training in TAA to previous levels ($575 million), restore funding for TAA for Firms to previous levels ($50 million), include public sector workers, and replace the Medicare Sequester payfor.Submitted
27Version 1Lewis, John (GA), Edwards (MD)DemocratProvides instructions on labor and human rights and add a procedure where, if appropriate, human rights legislation may be added to an implementing bill.Submitted
9Version 1Lipinski (IL), Jones (NC)Bi-PartisanProvides that protecting Buy American, Buy America, and Buy Local provisions are negotiating objectives for the United States Trade Representative as it negotiates free trade agreements under this bill. Submitted
12Version 1Lipinski (IL)DemocratSets forth requirements that the International Trade Commission, Department of Labor, and Government Accountability Office report on the operation of free trade agreements in terms of jobs, exports, and trade balance. Provides that upon determination by these agencies that certain negative economic effects have occurred, any Member of Congress would have the right to submit a bill that would cancel the deleterious free trade agreement through expedited procedures on the House floor.Submitted
14Version 1Lynch (MA)DemocratRequires that 40% of the parts or components on Japanese cars sold in the USA be made in the USA.Submitted
15Version 1Lynch (MA)DemocratRequires that there shall be an immediate suspension of trade preferences for the Trans-Pacific Partnership country if a trade unionist is killed by a government official or government entity in that Trans-Pacific Partnership country during trade unionist activity. Provides that if the trade unionist is a United States citizen, the accused shall be extradited to the United States for prosecution.Submitted
66Version 1McDermott (WA)DemocratChanges the date by which the president may enter into a trade agreement under the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 to January 1, 2017.Submitted
31Version 1Mulvaney (SC), Meadows (NC), Bridenstine (OK), Perry (PA), Amash (MI), Palmer (AL), Loudermilk (GA), Clawson (FL), Labrador (ID), Jordan (OH)RepublicanChanges the disapproval process in the bill to an approval process to grant fast track authority.Submitted
1Version 2Pocan (WI), DeFazio (OR), Slaughter (NY)DemocratRevised Prevents fast-track procedures in the underlying bill from applying to trade deals that include Investor-State Dispute Settlements (ISDS) provisions, which allow foreign companies to challenge U.S. laws and undermine U.S. sovereignty.Submitted
13Version 2Pocan (WI)DemocratWithdrawn Requires that the trade authorities provided in the underlying bill may not apply to any trade agreement with a country that has adopted sharia law.Withdrawn
3Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratSets out limitations and exceptions to exclusive rights as principal negotiating objectives with regard to trade-related intellectual property.Submitted
4Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratAmends the underlying bill to include the prohibition of illegal trade in wildlife, timber, and marine resources as a negotiating objective. Submitted
5Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratRequires the President to study the impacts of any new free trade agreement on global greenhouse gas emissions.Submitted
7Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratClarifies that foreign investors do not receive greater rights than domestic investors in trade agreements.Submitted
8Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratClarifies that no foreign corporation has the right to repeal state, federal or local laws, including laws pertaining to public health and safety.Submitted
18Version 1Slaughter (NY), DeLauro (CT), Edwards (MD), DeFazio (OR), Pascrell (NJ)DemocratProhibits fast track for trade agreements that permit the import of food, feed, or food ingredients or products that do not meet or exceed U.S. standards with respect to food safety, pesticides, inspections, packaging, and labeling into the United States from a country that is a party to the trade agreement.Submitted
24Version 1Tonko (NY)DemocratAdds climate change mitigation to the labor and environment negotiating objectives.Submitted