Trade and Finance

S. 496/H.R. 1318 — Afghanistan-Pakistan Security and Prosperity Enhancement Act.   

To provide duty-free treatment for certain goods from designated Reconstruction Opportunity Zones in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  

Introduced in the Senate February 26, 2009 and referred to the Senate Finance Committee.  

Introduced in the House March 4, 2009 and referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. 

Senate bill introduced by Sen. Maria Cantwell (WA) 

WA Co-Sponsors: Rep. Adam Smith (WA-9) 

  

S. 955 African Development Fund Replenishment Act of 2009.   

Introduced May 1, 2009. Reported out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and placed on Calendar July 16, 2009. 

  

S. 954 World Bank International Development Association Replenishment Act of 2009.   

Introduced May 1, 2009. Reported out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee July 16, 2009 and placed on the Calendar. 

H.R. 2272 — United States-Cuba Trade Normalization Act of 2009 

Introduced May 6, 2009 and referred to the House Committees on Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, Financial Services, and Oversight and Government Reform. 

WA Co-sponsors: Rep. Jim McDermott (WA-7) 

  

S. 1141 Tariff Relief Assistance for Developing Economies Act of 2009.   

Introduced May 21, 2009 and referred to the Senate Finance Committee. 

  

H.R. 2932 — Stop Very Unscrupulous Loan Transfers from Underprivileged countries to Rich, Exploitive Funds (Stop VULTURE Funds) Act.   

A bill to prevent speculation and profiteering in the defaulted debt of certain poor countries.  

Introduced June 18, 2009 and referred to the House Financial Services and Judiciary Committees. 

  

S. 1593/H.R. 4368 — Social Investment and Economic Development for the Americas Act of 2010.   

A bill to authorize the establishment of a Social Investment and Economic Development for the Americas Fund to reduce poverty, expand the middle class and foster increased economic opportunity in that region, and to promote engagement on the use of renewable fuel sources and on climate change in the Americas.  

Introduced in the Senate August 6, 2009 and referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  

Introduced in the House December 16, 2009 and referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. 

  

H.R. 4101 New Partnership for Trade Development Act of 2009.   

To amend the African Growth and Opportunity Act and the Trade Act of 1974 to provide improved duty-free treatment for certain articles from certain least-developed countries.  

Introduced November 18,2009 and referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. 

Introduced by Rep. Jim McDermott (WA-7) 

  

H.R. 4128 — Conflict Minerals Trade Act.  

A bill to improve transparency and reduce trade in conflict minerals.  

Introduced November 19, 2009 and referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. 

Introduced by Rep. Jim McDermott (WA-7) 

WA Cosponsors: Rep. Jay Inslee (WA-1)
 

  

H.R. 4284 To extend the Generalized System of Preferences and the Andean Trade Preference Act, and for other purposes. (P.L. 111-124).   

Passed November 14, 2009 in the House by voice vote and November 22, 2009 in the Senate by Unanimous Consent. Signed into law November 28, 2009 as Public Law 111-124. 

  

H.R. 4405 — Jubilee Act for Responsible Lending and Expanded Debt Cancellation of 2009.   

Introduced December 16, 2009 and referred to the House Financial Services Committee. 

  

H.R. 4573 —Haiti Debt Relief and Earthquake Recovery Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-158)
 

To direct the Secretary of the Treasury to instruct the United States Executive Directors at the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and other multilateral development institutions to use the voice, vote, and influence of the United States to cancel immediately and completely Haiti’s debts to such institutions, and for other purposes. 

Passed the House by voice vote March 10, 2010. 

Passed the Senate by unanimous consent March 26, 2010. 

Signed into law April 26, 2010 as Public Law 111-158. 

WA Co-sponsors: Rep. Jim McDermott (WA-7) 

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-2) 

S. 2978 Renewing Hope for Haitian Trade and Investment act of 2010 

A bill to extend the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act, to extend trade preferences made available to Haiti, to encourage foreign investment in Haiti, and for other purposes. 

Introduced February 2, 2010 and referred to the Senate Finance Committee 

H.R. 4980 Kick OPIC Act of 2010 

A bill to terminate the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and move its authorities into the Office of Management and Budget. 

Introduced March 25, 2010 and referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. 

S. 3202 — Haitian-American Enterprise Fund Act 

To promote the Haitian private and agricultural sectors and joint U.S.-Haitian ventures through loans, grants, equity investments, technical assistance, training, and insurance. 

Introduced April 14, 2010 and referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. 


 

H.R. 3039/S. 3170 Save Our Industries (SAVE) Act of 2010 

A Bill to provide for preferential duty treatment to certain apparel articles of the Philippines. 

Introduced in the House June, 25, 2009 and referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. 

Introduced in the Senate March 25, 2010 and referred to the Senate Financial Services Committee. 

House bill introduced by Rep. Jim McDermott (WA-7) 

H.R. 5547 To Terminate the Authorities of the Trade and Development Agency 

A bill that would abolish the Trade and Development Agency and move its authorities into the Office of Management and Budget. 

Introduced June 16, 2010 and referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. 

H.R. 5782 Reduce and End Our Deficits Using Commonsense Eliminations in the Treas-HUD and OPIC Programs Act 

A bill that would eliminate the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and move its authorities into USAID until its operations are complete. 

Introduced July 20, 2010 and referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. 

  

S.3665Pakistani-American Enterprise Fund Act

A bill to promote the strengthening of the private sector in Pakistan. 

Introduced July 29, 2010 and referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. 


S.Res. 640A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding United States engagement with ASEAN and its member-states.

Passed the Senate by unanimous consent September 23, 2010.


H.R. 6311 — To amend the Trade Act of 1974 to authorize the United States Trade Representative to take discretionary action if a foreign country is engaging in unreasonable acts, policies, or practices relating to the environment, and for other purposes.

Introduced September 29, 2010 and referred to the House Ways and Means Committee.


H.R. 6259 — To require approval to enter into trade agreements with foreign countries and for other purposes.

Introduced September 29, 2010 and referred to the House Ways and Means Committee.

S.3918A bill to authorize the United States participation in, and appropriations for, the United States contribution to the ninth replenishment of the resources of the Asian Development Fund and the United States subscription to the fifth general capital increase of the Asian Development Bank.

Introduced September 29, 2010 and referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.



H.R. 6535 — United States-Africa Trade, Development, and Diaspora Relations Promotion Act

A bill to advance the mutual interests of the United States and Africa with respect to the promotion of trade and investment and the advancement of socioeconomic development and opportunity, and for other purposes.

Introduced December 16, 2010 and referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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