H.R.4979: To extend the Generalized System of Preferences and to make technical changes to the competitive need limitations provision of the program.

About This Bill

  • Introduced Feb. 8, 2018
  • Latest Major Action Feb. 14, 2018

Bill Summary

(Sec. 1) This bill extends the Generalized System of Preferences (a U.S. trade preference program that provides duty-free access to imports on products from certain developing countries) through 2020. The U.S. Trade Representative, within one year of this bill's enactment and annually thereafter through December 31, 2020, must report to the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee on efforts to ensure that countries...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 9 statements associated with H.R.4979.

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 14, 2018
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Feb. 13, 2018

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 400 - 2 (Roll no. 71).

Feb. 13, 2018
Considered as unfinished business.
Feb. 13, 2018
Considered under suspension of the rules.
Feb. 13, 2018
Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
Feb. 13, 2018
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Feb. 13, 2018
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Feb. 13, 2018
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4979.
Feb. 13, 2018
Mr. Reichert moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Feb. 13, 2018

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 400 - 2 (Roll no. 71). (text: CR H1100)

Feb. 13, 2018
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1104-1105)
Feb. 13, 2018
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1100-1103)
Feb. 8, 2018
Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Feb. 8, 2018

Introduced in the House by Dave Reichert (R-Wash.)

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