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S.660: Innovation Through Trade Act of 2013

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Sponsor Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced March 22, 2013
Latest Major Action March 22, 2013
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Bill Summary

Innovation Through Trade Act of 2013 - Amends the Trade Act of 1974 to revise the composition of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to include one Chief Innovation and Intellectual Property Negotiator, who shall: (1) be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate; and (2) conduct trade negotiations and enforce trade agreements with respect to U.S. intellectual property as well as take appropriate actions to address foreign acts, policies, and practices that have a significant adverse impact on the value of U.S. innovation.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 22, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.