H.R.1409: Export Promotion Reform Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about foreign trade and international finance
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Sponsor Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 6 (4 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Introduced April 9, 2013
Latest Major Action July 24, 2013
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Bill Summary

Export Promotion Reform Act - Amends the Export Enhancement Act of 1988 to require the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC), in assessing the appropriate levels and allocation of resources among agencies in support of export promotion and export financing, to review the proposed annual budget of each agency before the agency submits it to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for inclusion in the budget the President submits to Congress.

Requires the President to take necessary steps to grant the TPCC chairperson authority to ensure that the TPCC carries out each of its duties and develops and implements its governmentwide strategic plan for federal trade promotion efforts.

Revises the authority of the Secretary of Commerce to establish foreign offices of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service. Requires the Secretary to: (1) conduct every five years a global assessment of overseas markets to determine those with the greatest potential for incr...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 24, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
July 24, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 26, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
June 26, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade.
April 9, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.