H.R.644: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015

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March 13, 2016 4th
March 6, 2016 6th
Feb. 28, 2016 4th
Feb. 21, 2016 6th
Feb. 14, 2016 5th

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(This measure has not been amended since the Conference Report was filed in the House on December 9, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 TITLE I--TRADE FACILITATION AND TRADE ENFORCEMENT (Sec. 101) This bill directs the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to ensure that CBP partnership programs, such as the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, provide trade...

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Date Description
Feb. 24, 2016

Became Public Law No: 114-125.

Feb. 24, 2016

Signed by President.

Feb. 23, 2016
Presented to President.
Feb. 11, 2016
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Feb. 11, 2016
Senate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 75 - 20. Record Vote Number: 22. (consideration: CR S846)
Feb. 11, 2016

Cloture on the conference report invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 73 - 22. Record Vote Number: 21. (consideration: CR S840; text: CR S840)

Feb. 11, 2016
Conference report considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S836-846)
Feb. 9, 2016
Cloture motion on the conference report to accompany H.R. 644 presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S730; text: CR S730)
Feb. 9, 2016
Conference report considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S730)
Dec. 14, 2015
Conference papers: message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
Dec. 11, 2015
Motions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Dec. 11, 2015

On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by recorded vote: 256 - 158 (Roll no. 693). (consideration: CR H9296-9297)

Dec. 11, 2015
On motion to recommit with instructions to conference committee Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 172 - 239 (Roll no. 692). (consideration: CR H9296)
Dec. 11, 2015
The House proceeded to consider the conference report H.Rept. 114-376 as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H9296-9297)
Dec. 11, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The instructions contained in the Doggett motion to recommit seek to require the managers on the part of the House to to 1) disagree to a provision that bars the inclusion of climate change provisions in fast track trade deals, 2) disagree to a provision that weakens provisions to combat human trafficking, and 3) insist on the currency manipulation provisions from the Senate version of the Customs bill. The Chair put the question on adoption of the motion to recommit the conference report with instructions (which was not debatable) and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Doggett demanded the yeas and nays and pursuant to a previous order of the House, the roll call vote on the motion to recommit the conference report with instructions was postponed until a time to be announced.
Dec. 11, 2015
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions to conference committee was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H9295)
Dec. 11, 2015
Mr. Doggett moved to recommit with instructions to the conference committee. (consideration: CR H9295; text: CR H9295)
Dec. 11, 2015
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H9295)
Dec. 11, 2015
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the conference report to accompany H.R. 644.
Dec. 11, 2015
Mr. Brady (TX) brought up conference report H. Rept. 114-376 for consideration pursuant to H.Res. 560. (consideration: CR H9286-9295)
Dec. 11, 2015
ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Brady (TX) asked unanimous consent that the question on adopting a motion to recommit on the conference report to accompany H.R. 644 may be subject to postponement as though under clause 8 of rule 20. Agreed to without objection.
Dec. 9, 2015
Conference report H. Rept. 114-376 filed. (text of conference report: CR H9104-9173)
Dec. 9, 2015
Conference papers: Senate report and manager's statement held at the desk in Senate.
Dec. 9, 2015
Conferees agreed to file conference report.
Dec. 7, 2015
Conference held.
Dec. 2, 2015
The Speaker appointed conferees: Brady of Texas, Reichert, Tiberi, Levin, and Linda T. Sánchez of California.
Dec. 2, 2015
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Dec. 2, 2015
On motion that the House instruct conferees Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 193 - 232 (Roll no. 655). (consideration: CR H8884)
Dec. 2, 2015
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H8884)
Dec. 1, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Kuster motion to instruct conferees the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Kuster demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the motion until a time to be announced.
Dec. 1, 2015
The previous question was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H8849)
Dec. 1, 2015
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Kuster motion to instruct conferees. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to agree to the provisions contained in subtitle A of title VII of the Senate amendment relating to currency manipulation.
Dec. 1, 2015
Ms. Kuster moved that the House instruct conferees. (consideration: CR H8846-8849)
Dec. 1, 2015
On motion that the House insist upon its amendment to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference Agreed to by recorded vote: 252 - 170 (Roll no. 652). (consideration: CR H8838-8839)
Dec. 1, 2015
The previous question was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H8838)
Dec. 1, 2015
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to agree to a conference on H.R. 644.
Dec. 1, 2015
Mr. Brady (TX) moved that the House insist upon its amendment to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference (consideration: CR H8838-8839)
June 24, 2015
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
June 24, 2015
Senate insists on its amendment, asks for a conference, appoints conferees Hatch; Cornyn; Thune; Isakson; Wyden; Schumer; Stabenow. (consideration: CR S4584, S4608)
June 24, 2015

Motion to insist on Senate amendment to House bill, request a conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees, agreed to by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S4584)

June 24, 2015
Cloture motion on the motion to insist on Senate amendment to House bill, request a conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate. (consideration: CR S4584)
June 24, 2015
Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4584, S4608)
June 23, 2015
The language of the motion to insist on the Senate amendment to the House bill and the corresponding cloture motion was amended to request a conference with the House by Unanimous Consent.
June 23, 2015
Cloture motion on the motion to insist on Senate amendment to House bill, agree to request for conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S4523; text: CR S4523)
June 23, 2015
Motion to insist on Senate amendment to House bill, agree to request for conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees made in Senate.
June 23, 2015
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S4523, S4554)
June 23, 2015
Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate amendment.
June 12, 2015
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
June 12, 2015
On motion that the House agree with an amendment to the Senate amendments Agreed to by recorded vote: 240 - 190 (Roll no. 363). (text of Senate amendment with an amendment: CR H4295-4321)
June 12, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule 19, further proceedings on the Tiberi motion to concur in Senate amendment with an amendment to H.R. 644 were postponed.
June 12, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 305, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Tiberi motion that the House concur in the Senate amendment to the title of H.R. 644 and concur in the Senate amendment to the text of H.R. 644 with the amendment printed in part A of the House Report 114-146 modified by the amendment printed in part B of the report.
June 12, 2015
Mr. Tiberi moved that the House agree with an amendment to the Senate amendments. (consideration: CR H4271-4333, H4335; text of Senate amendment as received in House: CR H4271-4295)
May 14, 2015
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
May 14, 2015

Passed Senate, under the order of 5/13/15, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Yea-Nay Vote. 78 - 20. Record Vote Number: 179. (consideration: CR S2907)

May 14, 2015
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S2899-2908, S2946)
April 20, 2015
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 56.
April 16, 2015
Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Feb. 23, 2015
Received in the Senate.
Feb. 12, 2015
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Feb. 12, 2015

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 279 - 137 (Roll no. 80). (text: CR H1002)

Feb. 12, 2015

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 168 - 245 (Roll no. 79). (consideration: CR H1016)

Feb. 12, 2015
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H1015)
Feb. 12, 2015
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions, pending the reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment that adds 3 new sections to the bill. The point of order was subsequently withdrawn.
Feb. 12, 2015
Mr. Neal moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Ways and Means. (consideration: CR H1014-1015; text: CR H1014-1015)
Feb. 12, 2015
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H1014)
Feb. 12, 2015
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 90 minutes of debate on H.R. 644.
Feb. 12, 2015
The resolution provides for consideration of both H.R. 644 and H.R. 636 under closed rules.
Feb. 12, 2015
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 101. (consideration: CR H1001-1017)
Feb. 10, 2015
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 101 Reported to House. The resolution provides for consideration of both H.R. 644 and H.R. 636 under closed rules.
Feb. 9, 2015
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 12.
Feb. 9, 2015
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 114-18.
Feb. 4, 2015
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 22 - 14.
Feb. 2, 2015
Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Feb. 2, 2015

Introduced in the House by Tom Reed (R-N.Y.)

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