Senate Simple Resolution 651
116th Congress(2019-2020)
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that, while the United States finds value and usefulness in the World Trade Organization in fulfilling the needs of the United States and other free and open economies in the 21st century, significant reforms at the World Trade Organization are needed and the United States must therefore continue to demonstrate leadership to achieve those reforms.
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jul 2, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jul 2, 2020
Latest Action
Jul 2, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Simple Resolution
Simple Resolution
A form of legislative measure introduced and potentially acted upon by only one congressional chamber and used for the regulation of business only within the chamber of origin. Depending on the chamber of origin, they begin with a designation of either H.Res. or S.Res. Joint resolutions and concurrent resolutions are other types of resolutions.
Bill Number
651
Congress
116
Policy Area
Foreign Trade and International Finance
Foreign Trade and International Finance
Primary focus of measure is competitiveness, trade barriers and adjustment assistance; foreign loans and international monetary system; international banking; trade agreements and negotiations; customs enforcement, tariffs, and trade restrictions; foreign investment. Measures concerning border enforcement may fall under Immigration policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Ohio
Maryland
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

This resolution expresses the sense of the Senate that the World Trade Organization (WTO) is in need of significant reforms and that the United States, acting through the U.S. Trade Representative, must lead efforts to achieve such reforms.

Specifically, the Senate urges reforms to the negotiating and dispute settlement functions of the WTO, as well as to the rules for special and differential treatment for disadvantaged countries.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
07/02/2020
Referred to the Committee on Finance. (text: CR S4232-4233)
07/02/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jul 3, 2020 4:42:09 AM
Updated
Sep 22, 2020 4:28:33 AM