House Bill 4979
115th Congress(2017-2018)
To extend the Generalized System of Preferences and to make technical changes to the competitive need limitations provision of the program.
Active
Active
Passed House on Feb 13, 2018
Overview
Text
Introduced
Feb 8, 2018
Latest Action
Feb 14, 2018
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
4979
Congress
115
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
Washington
Massachusetts
Minnesota
Nebraska
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
New Jersey
House Votes (2)
Senate Votes (0)
Passed
February 14, 2018
Type
Final Passage Under Suspension Of The Rules Results
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

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 Trade Act of 1974 is amended to modify the deadline for the review process for the competitive needs limitation. (The competitive need limitation terminates duty-free treatment with respect to articles from a beneficiary developing country if certain import limits are exceeded.)

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 is amended to extend through June 21, 2026, the authority for customs user fees for the processing of merchandise formally entered or released into the United States.

Text (3)
February 14, 2018
February 13, 2018
February 8, 2018
Actions (12)
02/14/2018
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
02/13/2018
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
02/13/2018
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)
02/13/2018
Passed/agreed to in House: 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)
02/13/2018
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1104-1105)
02/13/2018
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.
02/13/2018
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4979.
02/13/2018
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1100-1103)
02/13/2018
Mr. Reichert moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
02/13/2018
Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
02/08/2018
Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
02/08/2018
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Feb 9, 2018 7:56:05 AM
Record Updated
Mar 2, 2022 3:42:54 PM