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H.CON.RES.39: Expressing the sense of Congress that all direct and indirect subsidies that benefit the production or export of sugar by all major sugar producing and consuming countries should be eliminated.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about foreign trade and international finance
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Sponsor Ted Yoho, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 14 (5 Democrats, 9 Republicans)
Introduced June 14, 2013
Latest Major Action June 25, 2013
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Bill Summary

Expresses the sense of Congress that the President should seek through negotiated agreements under the auspices of the World Trade Organization (WTO) the elimination of all direct and indirect subsidies benefitting the production or export of sugar by any foreign country that: (1) exported more than 200,000 metric tons of sugar during 2013, or (2) has in effect a free trade agreement with the United States.

Urges the President to: (1) report to Congress detailed information about how any of such countries has eliminated such subsidies, and (2) then propose legislation to implement a "zero for zero" sugar subsidy policy.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management.
June 14, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture
June 14, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means