Amendment Text: S.Amdt.1383 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

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                           TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

  SA 1366. Mr. MERKLEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       In section 103(b), strike paragraph (2) and insert the 
     following:
       (2) Conditions.--
       (A) In general.--A trade agreement may be entered into 
     under this subsection only if such agreement makes progress 
     in meeting the applicable objectives described in subsections 
     (a) and (b) of section 102 and the President satisfies the 
     conditions set forth in sections 104 and 105.
       (B) Prohibition on certain agreements.--A trade agreement 
     may not be entered into under this subsection if such 
     agreement could subject policies of the United States 
     Government or any State or local government in the United 
     States to claims by foreign investors that would be decided 
     outside the United States legal system.
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  SA 1367. Mr. MERKLEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       In section 103(b), strike paragraph (2) and insert the 
     following:
       (2) Conditions.--
       (A) In general.--A trade agreement may be entered into 
     under this subsection only if such agreement makes progress 
     in meeting the applicable objectives described in subsections 
     (a) and (b) of section 102 and the President satisfies the 
     conditions set forth in sections 104 and 105.
       (B) Prohibition on certain agreements.--A trade agreement 
     may not be entered into under this subsection if such 
     agreement could subject policies of State or local 
     governments in the United States to claims by foreign 
     investors that would be decided outside the United States 
     legal system.
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  SA 1368. Mr. MERKLEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       In section 103(b), strike paragraph (2) and insert the 
     following:
       (2) Conditions.--
       (A) In general.--A trade agreement may be entered into 
     under this subsection only if such agreement makes progress 
     in meeting the applicable objectives described in subsections 
     (a) and (b) of section 102 and the President satisfies the 
     conditions set forth in sections 104 and 105.
       (B) Protection of the environment, public health, and 
     consumers.--A trade agreement may be entered into under this 
     subsection only if such agreement exempts policies for 
     protecting the environment, public health, and consumers from 
     any investor-state dispute settlement provisions included in 
     the agreement.
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  SA 1369. Mr. MERKLEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       On page 44, line 6, strike ``makes progress in meeting'' 
     and insert ``achieves''.
       On page 88, line 10, strike ``makes progress in achieving'' 
     and insert ``achieves''.
       On page 88, lines 15 through 17, strike ``and to what 
     extent the agreement makes progress in achieving'' and insert 
     ``the agreement achieves''.
       On page 92, line 24, strike ``make progress in achieving'' 
     and insert ``achieve''.
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  SA 1370. Mr. MERKLEY (for himself, Mr. Schatz, Ms. Baldwin, and Mr. 
Brown) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 
1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the

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bill H.R. 1314, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide 
for a right to an administrative appeal relating to adverse 
determinations of tax-exempt status of certain organizations; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       Beginning on page 44, strike line 4, and all that follows 
     through page 93, line 2, and insert the following:
       (2) Conditions.--A trade agreement may be entered into 
     under this subsection only if such agreement achieves the 
     applicable objectives described in subsections (a) and (b) of 
     section 102 and the President satisfies the conditions set 
     forth in sections 104 and 105.
       (3) Bills qualifying for trade authorities procedures.--(A) 
     The provisions of section 151 of the Trade Act of 1974 (in 
     this title referred to as ``trade authorities procedures'') 
     apply to a bill of either House of Congress which contains 
     provisions described in subparagraph (B) to the same extent 
     as such section 151 applies to implementing bills under that 
     section. A bill to which this paragraph applies shall 
     hereafter in this title be referred to as an ``implementing 
     bill''.
       (B) The provisions referred to in subparagraph (A) are--
       (i) a provision approving a trade agreement entered into 
     under this subsection and approving the statement of 
     administrative action, if any, proposed to implement such 
     trade agreement; and
       (ii) if changes in existing laws or new statutory authority 
     are required to implement such trade agreement or agreements, 
     only such provisions as are strictly necessary or appropriate 
     to implement such trade agreement or agreements, either 
     repealing or amending existing laws or providing new 
     statutory authority.
       (c) Extension Disapproval Process for Congressional Trade 
     Authorities Procedures.--
       (1) In general.--Except as provided in section 106(b)--
       (A) the trade authorities procedures apply to implementing 
     bills submitted with respect to trade agreements entered into 
     under subsection (b) before July 1, 2018; and
       (B) the trade authorities procedures shall be extended to 
     implementing bills submitted with respect to trade agreements 
     entered into under subsection (b) after June 30, 2018, and 
     before July 1, 2021, if (and only if)--
       (i) the President requests such extension under paragraph 
     (2); and
       (ii) neither House of Congress adopts an extension 
     disapproval resolution under paragraph (5) before July 1, 
     2018.
       (2) Report to congress by the president.--If the President 
     is of the opinion that the trade authorities procedures 
     should be extended to implementing bills described in 
     paragraph (1)(B), the President shall submit to Congress, not 
     later than April 1, 2018, a written report that contains a 
     request for such extension, together with--
       (A) a description of all trade agreements that have been 
     negotiated under subsection (b) and the anticipated schedule 
     for submitting such agreements to Congress for approval;
       (B) a description of the progress that has been made in 
     negotiations to achieve the purposes, policies, priorities, 
     and objectives of this title, and a statement that such 
     progress justifies the continuation of negotiations; and
       (C) a statement of the reasons why the extension is needed 
     to complete the negotiations.
       (3) Other reports to congress.--
       (A) Report by the advisory committee.--The President shall 
     promptly inform the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and 
     Negotiations established under section 135 of the Trade Act 
     of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2155) of the decision of the President to 
     submit a report to Congress under paragraph (2). The Advisory 
     Committee shall submit to Congress as soon as practicable, 
     but not later than June 1, 2018, a written report that 
     contains--
       (i) its views regarding the progress that has been made in 
     negotiations to achieve the purposes, policies, priorities, 
     and objectives of this title; and
       (ii) a statement of its views, and the reasons therefor, 
     regarding whether the extension requested under paragraph (2) 
     should be approved or disapproved.
       (B) Report by international trade commission.--The 
     President shall promptly inform the United States 
     International Trade Commission of the decision of the 
     President to submit a report to Congress under paragraph (2). 
     The International Trade Commission shall submit to Congress 
     as soon as practicable, but not later than June 1, 2018, a 
     written report that contains a review and analysis of the 
     economic impact on the United States of all trade agreements 
     implemented between the date of the enactment of this Act and 
     the date on which the President decides to seek an extension 
     requested under paragraph (2).
       (4) Status of reports.--The reports submitted to Congress 
     under paragraphs (2) and (3), or any portion of such reports, 
     may be classified to the extent the President determines 
     appropriate.
       (5) Extension disapproval resolutions.--(A) For purposes of 
     paragraph (1), the term ``extension disapproval resolution'' 
     means a resolution of either House of Congress, the sole 
     matter after the resolving clause of which is as follows: 
     ``That the ____ disapproves the request of the President for 
     the extension, under section 103(c)(1)(B)(i) of the 
     Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability 
     Act of 2015, of the trade authorities procedures under that 
     Act to any implementing bill submitted with respect to any 
     trade agreement entered into under section 103(b) of that Act 
     after June 30, 2018.'', with the blank space being filled 
     with the name of the resolving House of Congress.
       (B) Extension disapproval resolutions--
       (i) may be introduced in either House of Congress by any 
     member of such House; and
       (ii) shall be referred, in the House of Representatives, to 
     the Committee on Ways and Means and, in addition, to the 
     Committee on Rules.
       (C) The provisions of subsections (d) and (e) of section 
     152 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2192) (relating to 
     the floor consideration of certain resolutions in the House 
     and Senate) apply to extension disapproval resolutions.
       (D) It is not in order for--
       (i) the House of Representatives to consider any extension 
     disapproval resolution not reported by the Committee on Ways 
     and Means and, in addition, by the Committee on Rules;
       (ii) the Senate to consider any extension disapproval 
     resolution not reported by the Committee on Finance; or
       (iii) either House of Congress to consider an extension 
     disapproval resolution after June 30, 2018.
       (d) Commencement of Negotiations.--In order to contribute 
     to the continued economic expansion of the United States, the 
     President shall commence negotiations covering tariff and 
     nontariff barriers affecting any industry, product, or 
     service sector, and expand existing sectoral agreements to 
     countries that are not parties to those agreements, in cases 
     where the President determines that such negotiations are 
     feasible and timely and would benefit the United States. Such 
     sectors include agriculture, commercial services, 
     intellectual property rights, industrial and capital goods, 
     government procurement, information technology products, 
     environmental technology and services, medical equipment and 
     services, civil aircraft, and infrastructure products. In so 
     doing, the President shall take into account all of the 
     negotiating objectives set forth in section 102.

     SEC. 104. CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT, CONSULTATIONS, AND ACCESS 
                   TO INFORMATION.

       (a) Consultations With Members of Congress.--
       (1) Consultations during negotiations.--In the course of 
     negotiations conducted under this title, the United States 
     Trade Representative shall--
       (A) meet upon request with any Member of Congress regarding 
     negotiating objectives, the status of negotiations in 
     progress, and the nature of any changes in the laws of the 
     United States or the administration of those laws that may be 
     recommended to Congress to carry out any trade agreement or 
     any requirement of, amendment to, or recommendation under, 
     that agreement;
       (B) upon request of any Member of Congress, provide access 
     to pertinent documents relating to the negotiations, 
     including classified materials;
       (C) consult closely and on a timely basis with, and keep 
     fully apprised of the negotiations, the Committee on Ways and 
     Means of the House of Representatives and the Committee on 
     Finance of the Senate;
       (D) consult closely and on a timely basis with, and keep 
     fully apprised of the negotiations, the House Advisory Group 
     on Negotiations and the Senate Advisory Group on Negotiations 
     convened under subsection (c) and all committees of the House 
     of Representatives and the Senate with jurisdiction over laws 
     that could be affected by a trade agreement resulting from 
     the negotiations; and
       (E) with regard to any negotiations and agreement relating 
     to agricultural trade, also consult closely and on a timely 
     basis (including immediately before initialing an agreement) 
     with, and keep fully apprised of the negotiations, the 
     Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and 
     the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the 
     Senate.
       (2) Consultations prior to entry into force.--Prior to 
     exchanging notes providing for the entry into force of a 
     trade agreement, the United States Trade Representative shall 
     consult closely and on a timely basis with Members of 
     Congress and committees as specified in paragraph (1), and 
     keep them fully apprised of the measures a trading partner 
     has taken to comply with those provisions of the agreement 
     that are to take effect on the date that the agreement enters 
     into force.
       (3) Enhanced coordination with congress.--
       (A) Written guidelines.--The United States Trade 
     Representative, in consultation with the chairmen and the 
     ranking members of the Committee on Ways and Means of the 
     House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the 
     Senate, respectively--
       (i) shall, not later than 120 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, develop written guidelines on enhanced 
     coordination with Congress, including coordination with 
     designated congressional advisers under subsection (b), 
     regarding negotiations conducted under this title; and
       (ii) may make such revisions to the guidelines as may be 
     necessary from time to time.
       (B) Content of guidelines.--The guidelines developed under 
     subparagraph (A) shall enhance coordination with Congress 
     through procedures to ensure--

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       (i) timely briefings upon request of any Member of Congress 
     regarding negotiating objectives, the status of negotiations 
     in progress conducted under this title, and the nature of any 
     changes in the laws of the United States or the 
     administration of those laws that may be recommended to 
     Congress to carry out any trade agreement or any requirement 
     of, amendment to, or recommendation under, that agreement; 
     and
       (ii) the sharing of detailed and timely information with 
     Members of Congress, and their staff with proper security 
     clearances as appropriate, regarding those negotiations and 
     pertinent documents related to those negotiations (including 
     classified information), and with committee staff with proper 
     security clearances as would be appropriate in the light of 
     the responsibilities of that committee over the trade 
     agreements programs affected by those negotiations.
       (C) Dissemination.--The United States Trade Representative 
     shall disseminate the guidelines developed under subparagraph 
     (A) to all Federal agencies that could have jurisdiction over 
     laws affected by trade negotiations.
       (b) Designated Congressional Advisers.--
       (1) Designation.--
       (A) House of representatives.--In each Congress, any Member 
     of the House of Representatives may be designated as a 
     congressional adviser on trade policy and negotiations by the 
     Speaker of the House of Representatives, after consulting 
     with the chairman and ranking member of the Committee on Ways 
     and Means and the chairman and ranking member of the 
     committee from which the Member will be selected.
       (B) Senate.--In each Congress, any Member of the Senate may 
     be designated as a congressional adviser on trade policy and 
     negotiations by the President pro tempore of the Senate, 
     after consultation with the chairman and ranking member of 
     the Committee on Finance and the chairman and ranking member 
     of the committee from which the Member will be selected.
       (2) Consultations with designated congressional advisers.--
     In the course of negotiations conducted under this title, the 
     United States Trade Representative shall consult closely and 
     on a timely basis (including immediately before initialing an 
     agreement) with, and keep fully apprised of the negotiations, 
     the congressional advisers for trade policy and negotiations 
     designated under paragraph (1).
       (3) Accreditation.--Each Member of Congress designated as a 
     congressional adviser under paragraph (1) shall be accredited 
     by the United States Trade Representative on behalf of the 
     President as an official adviser to the United States 
     delegations to international conferences, meetings, and 
     negotiating sessions relating to trade agreements.
       (c) Congressional Advisory Groups on Negotiations.--
       (1) In general.--By not later than 60 days after the date 
     of the enactment of this Act, and not later than 30 days 
     after the convening of each Congress, the chairman of the 
     Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives 
     shall convene the House Advisory Group on Negotiations and 
     the chairman of the Committee on Finance of the Senate shall 
     convene the Senate Advisory Group on Negotiations (in this 
     subsection referred to collectively as the ``congressional 
     advisory groups'').
       (2) Members and functions.--
       (A) Membership of the house advisory group on 
     negotiations.--In each Congress, the House Advisory Group on 
     Negotiations shall be comprised of the following Members of 
     the House of Representatives:
       (i) The chairman and ranking member of the Committee on 
     Ways and Means, and 3 additional members of such Committee 
     (not more than 2 of whom are members of the same political 
     party).
       (ii) The chairman and ranking member, or their designees, 
     of the committees of the House of Representatives that would 
     have, under the Rules of the House of Representatives, 
     jurisdiction over provisions of law affected by a trade 
     agreement negotiation conducted at any time during that 
     Congress and to which this title would apply.
       (B) Membership of the senate advisory group on 
     negotiations.--In each Congress, the Senate Advisory Group on 
     Negotiations shall be comprised of the following Members of 
     the Senate:
       (i) The chairman and ranking member of the Committee on 
     Finance and 3 additional members of such Committee (not more 
     than 2 of whom are members of the same political party).
       (ii) The chairman and ranking member, or their designees, 
     of the committees of the Senate that would have, under the 
     Rules of the Senate, jurisdiction over provisions of law 
     affected by a trade agreement negotiation conducted at any 
     time during that Congress and to which this title would 
     apply.
       (C) Accreditation.--Each member of the congressional 
     advisory groups described in subparagraphs (A)(i) and (B)(i) 
     shall be accredited by the United States Trade Representative 
     on behalf of the President as an official adviser to the 
     United States delegation in negotiations for any trade 
     agreement to which this title applies. Each member of the 
     congressional advisory groups described in subparagraphs 
     (A)(ii) and (B)(ii) shall be accredited by the United States 
     Trade Representative on behalf of the President as an 
     official adviser to the United States delegation in the 
     negotiations by reason of which the member is in one of the 
     congressional advisory groups.
       (D) Consultation and advice.--The congressional advisory 
     groups shall consult with and provide advice to the Trade 
     Representative regarding the formulation of specific 
     objectives, negotiating strategies and positions, the 
     development of the applicable trade agreement, and compliance 
     and enforcement of the negotiated commitments under the trade 
     agreement.
       (E) Chair.--The House Advisory Group on Negotiations shall 
     be chaired by the Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means 
     of the House of Representatives and the Senate Advisory Group 
     on Negotiations shall be chaired by the Chairman of the 
     Committee on Finance of the Senate.
       (F) Coordination with other committees.--Members of any 
     committee represented on one of the congressional advisory 
     groups may submit comments to the member of the appropriate 
     congressional advisory group from that committee regarding 
     any matter related to a negotiation for any trade agreement 
     to which this title applies.
       (3) Guidelines.--
       (A) Purpose and revision.--The United States Trade 
     Representative, in consultation with the chairmen and the 
     ranking members of the Committee on Ways and Means of the 
     House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the 
     Senate, respectively--
       (i) shall, not later than 120 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, develop written guidelines to 
     facilitate the useful and timely exchange of information 
     between the Trade Representative and the congressional 
     advisory groups; and
       (ii) may make such revisions to the guidelines as may be 
     necessary from time to time.
       (B) Content.--The guidelines developed under subparagraph 
     (A) shall provide for, among other things--
       (i) detailed briefings on a fixed timetable to be specified 
     in the guidelines of the congressional advisory groups 
     regarding negotiating objectives and positions and the status 
     of the applicable negotiations, beginning as soon as 
     practicable after the congressional advisory groups are 
     convened, with more frequent briefings as trade negotiations 
     enter the final stage;
       (ii) access by members of the congressional advisory 
     groups, and staff with proper security clearances, to 
     pertinent documents relating to the negotiations, including 
     classified materials;
       (iii) the closest practicable coordination between the 
     Trade Representative and the congressional advisory groups at 
     all critical periods during the negotiations, including at 
     negotiation sites;
       (iv) after the applicable trade agreement is concluded, 
     consultation regarding ongoing compliance and enforcement of 
     negotiated commitments under the trade agreement; and
       (v) the timeframe for submitting the report required under 
     section 105(d)(3).
       (4) Request for meeting.--Upon the request of a majority of 
     either of the congressional advisory groups, the President 
     shall meet with that congressional advisory group before 
     initiating negotiations with respect to a trade agreement, or 
     at any other time concerning the negotiations.
       (d) Consultations With the Public.--
       (1) Guidelines for public engagement.--The United States 
     Trade Representative, in consultation with the chairmen and 
     the ranking members of the Committee on Ways and Means of the 
     House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the 
     Senate, respectively--
       (A) shall, not later than 120 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, develop written guidelines on public 
     access to information regarding negotiations conducted under 
     this title; and
       (B) may make such revisions to the guidelines as may be 
     necessary from time to time.
       (2) Purposes.--The guidelines developed under paragraph (1) 
     shall--
       (A) facilitate transparency;
       (B) encourage public participation; and
       (C) promote collaboration in the negotiation process.
       (3) Content.--The guidelines developed under paragraph (1) 
     shall include procedures that--
       (A) provide for rapid disclosure of information in forms 
     that the public can readily find and use; and
       (B) provide frequent opportunities for public input through 
     Federal Register requests for comment and other means.
       (4) Dissemination.--The United States Trade Representative 
     shall disseminate the guidelines developed under paragraph 
     (1) to all Federal agencies that could have jurisdiction over 
     laws affected by trade negotiations.
       (e) Consultations With Advisory Committees.--
       (1) Guidelines for engagement with advisory committees.--
     The United States Trade Representative, in consultation with 
     the chairmen and the ranking members of the Committee on Ways 
     and Means of the House of Representatives and the Committee 
     on Finance of the Senate, respectively--
       (A) shall, not later than 120 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, develop written guidelines on enhanced 
     coordination with advisory committees established pursuant to 
     section 135 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2155) 
     regarding negotiations conducted under this title; and
       (B) may make such revisions to the guidelines as may be 
     necessary from time to time.

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       (2) Content.--The guidelines developed under paragraph (1) 
     shall enhance coordination with advisory committees described 
     in that paragraph through procedures to ensure--
       (A) timely briefings of advisory committees and regular 
     opportunities for advisory committees to provide input 
     throughout the negotiation process on matters relevant to the 
     sectors or functional areas represented by those committees; 
     and
       (B) the sharing of detailed and timely information with 
     each member of an advisory committee regarding negotiations 
     and pertinent documents related to the negotiation (including 
     classified information) on matters relevant to the sectors or 
     functional areas the member represents, and with a designee 
     with proper security clearances of each such member as 
     appropriate.
       (3) Dissemination.--The United States Trade Representative 
     shall disseminate the guidelines developed under paragraph 
     (1) to all Federal agencies that could have jurisdiction over 
     laws affected by trade negotiations.
       (f) Establishment of Position of Chief Transparency Officer 
     in the Office of the United States Trade Representative.--
     Section 141(b) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2171(b)) 
     is amended--
       (1) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (4); and
       (2) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following:
       ``(3) There shall be in the Office one Chief Transparency 
     Officer. The Chief Transparency Officer shall consult with 
     Congress on transparency policy, coordinate transparency in 
     trade negotiations, engage and assist the public, and advise 
     the United States Trade Representative on transparency 
     policy.''.

     SEC. 105. NOTICE, CONSULTATIONS, AND REPORTS.

       (a) Notice, Consultations, and Reports Before 
     Negotiation.--
       (1) Notice.--The President, with respect to any agreement 
     that is subject to the provisions of section 103(b), shall--
       (A) provide, at least 90 calendar days before initiating 
     negotiations with a country, written notice to Congress of 
     the President's intention to enter into the negotiations with 
     that country and set forth in the notice the date on which 
     the President intends to initiate those negotiations, the 
     specific United States objectives for the negotiations with 
     that country, and whether the President intends to seek an 
     agreement, or changes to an existing agreement;
       (B) before and after submission of the notice, consult 
     regarding the negotiations with the Committee on Ways and 
     Means of the House of Representatives and the Committee on 
     Finance of the Senate, such other committees of the House and 
     Senate as the President deems appropriate, and the House 
     Advisory Group on Negotiations and the Senate Advisory Group 
     on Negotiations convened under section 104(c);
       (C) upon the request of a majority of the members of either 
     the House Advisory Group on Negotiations or the Senate 
     Advisory Group on Negotiations convened under section 104(c), 
     meet with the requesting congressional advisory group before 
     initiating the negotiations or at any other time concerning 
     the negotiations; and
       (D) after consulting with the Committee on Ways and Means 
     and the Committee on Finance, and at least 30 calendar days 
     before initiating negotiations with a country, publish on a 
     publicly available Internet website of the Office of the 
     United States Trade Representative, and regularly update 
     thereafter, a detailed and comprehensive summary of the 
     specific objectives with respect to the negotiations, and a 
     description of how the agreement, if successfully concluded, 
     will further those objectives and benefit the United States.
       (2) Negotiations regarding agriculture.--
       (A) Assessment and consultations following assessment.--
     Before initiating or continuing negotiations the subject 
     matter of which is directly related to the subject matter 
     under section 102(b)(3)(B) with any country, the President 
     shall--
       (i) assess whether United States tariffs on agricultural 
     products that were bound under the Uruguay Round Agreements 
     are lower than the tariffs bound by that country;
       (ii) consider whether the tariff levels bound and applied 
     throughout the world with respect to imports from the United 
     States are higher than United States tariffs and whether the 
     negotiation provides an opportunity to address any such 
     disparity; and
       (iii) consult with the Committee on Ways and Means and the 
     Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and 
     the Committee on Finance and the Committee on Agriculture, 
     Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate concerning the results 
     of the assessment, whether it is appropriate for the United 
     States to agree to further tariff reductions based on the 
     conclusions reached in the assessment, and how all applicable 
     negotiating objectives will be met.
       (B) Special consultations on import sensitive products.--
     (i) Before initiating negotiations with regard to agriculture 
     and, with respect to agreements described in paragraphs (2) 
     and (3) of section 107(a), as soon as practicable after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, the United States Trade 
     Representative shall--
       (I) identify those agricultural products subject to tariff 
     rate quotas on the date of enactment of this Act, and 
     agricultural products subject to tariff reductions by the 
     United States as a result of the Uruguay Round Agreements, 
     for which the rate of duty was reduced on January 1, 1995, to 
     a rate which was not less than 97.5 percent of the rate of 
     duty that applied to such article on December 31, 1994;
       (II) consult with the Committee on Ways and Means and the 
     Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and 
     the Committee on Finance and the Committee on Agriculture, 
     Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate concerning--

       (aa) whether any further tariff reductions on the products 
     identified under subclause (I) should be appropriate, taking 
     into account the impact of any such tariff reduction on the 
     United States industry producing the product concerned;
       (bb) whether the products so identified face unjustified 
     sanitary or phytosanitary restrictions, including those not 
     based on scientific principles in contravention of the 
     Uruguay Round Agreements; and
       (cc) whether the countries participating in the 
     negotiations maintain export subsidies or other programs, 
     policies, or practices that distort world trade in such 
     products and the impact of such programs, policies, and 
     practices on United States producers of the products;

       (III) request that the International Trade Commission 
     prepare an assessment of the probable economic effects of any 
     such tariff reduction on the United States industry producing 
     the product concerned and on the United States economy as a 
     whole; and
       (IV) upon complying with subclauses (I), (II), and (III), 
     notify the Committee on Ways and Means and the Committee on 
     Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee 
     on Finance and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and 
     Forestry of the Senate of those products identified under 
     subclause (I) for which the Trade Representative intends to 
     seek tariff liberalization in the negotiations and the 
     reasons for seeking such tariff liberalization.
       (ii) If, after negotiations described in clause (i) are 
     commenced--
       (I) the United States Trade Representative identifies any 
     additional agricultural product described in clause (i)(I) 
     for tariff reductions which were not the subject of a 
     notification under clause (i)(IV), or
       (II) any additional agricultural product described in 
     clause (i)(I) is the subject of a request for tariff 
     reductions by a party to the negotiations,

     the Trade Representative shall, as soon as practicable, 
     notify the committees referred to in clause (i)(IV) of those 
     products and the reasons for seeking such tariff reductions.
       (3) Negotiations regarding the fishing industry.--Before 
     initiating, or continuing, negotiations that directly relate 
     to fish or shellfish trade with any country, the President 
     shall consult with the Committee on Ways and Means and the 
     Committee on Natural Resources of the House of 
     Representatives, and the Committee on Finance and the 
     Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
     Senate, and shall keep the Committees apprised of the 
     negotiations on an ongoing and timely basis.
       (4) Negotiations regarding textiles.--Before initiating or 
     continuing negotiations the subject matter of which is 
     directly related to textiles and apparel products with any 
     country, the President shall--
       (A) assess whether United States tariffs on textile and 
     apparel products that were bound under the Uruguay Round 
     Agreements are lower than the tariffs bound by that country 
     and whether the negotiation provides an opportunity to 
     address any such disparity; and
       (B) consult with the Committee on Ways and Means of the 
     House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the 
     Senate concerning the results of the assessment, whether it 
     is appropriate for the United States to agree to further 
     tariff reductions based on the conclusions reached in the 
     assessment, and how all applicable negotiating objectives 
     will be met.
       (5) Adherence to existing international trade and 
     investment agreement obligations.--In determining whether to 
     enter into negotiations with a particular country, the 
     President shall take into account the extent to which that 
     country has implemented, or has accelerated the 
     implementation of, its international trade and investment 
     commitments to the United States, including pursuant to the 
     WTO Agreement.
       (b) Consultation With Congress Before Entry Into 
     Agreement.--
       (1) Consultation.--Before entering into any trade agreement 
     under section 103(b), the President shall consult with--
       (A) the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of 
     Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate;
       (B) each other committee of the House and the Senate, and 
     each joint committee of Congress, which has jurisdiction over 
     legislation involving subject matters which would be affected 
     by the trade agreement; and
       (C) the House Advisory Group on Negotiations and the Senate 
     Advisory Group on Negotiations convened under section 104(c).
       (2) Scope.--The consultation described in paragraph (1) 
     shall include consultation with respect to--
       (A) the nature of the agreement;
       (B) how and to what extent the agreement will achieve the 
     applicable purposes, policies, priorities, and objectives of 
     this title; and
       (C) the implementation of the agreement under section 106, 
     including the general effect of the agreement on existing 
     laws.

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       (3) Report regarding united states trade remedy laws.--
       (A) Changes in certain trade laws.--The President, not less 
     than 180 calendar days before the day on which the President 
     enters into a trade agreement under section 103(b), shall 
     report to the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of 
     Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate--
       (i) the range of proposals advanced in the negotiations 
     with respect to that agreement, that may be in the final 
     agreement, and that could require amendments to title VII of 
     the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671 et seq.) or to chapter 
     1 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2251 et 
     seq.); and
       (ii) how these proposals relate to the objectives described 
     in section 102(b)(16).
       (B) Resolutions.--(i) At any time after the transmission of 
     the report under subparagraph (A), if a resolution is 
     introduced with respect to that report in either House of 
     Congress, the procedures set forth in clauses (iii) through 
     (vii) shall apply to that resolution if--
       (I) no other resolution with respect to that report has 
     previously been reported in that House of Congress by the 
     Committee on Ways and Means or the Committee on Finance, as 
     the case may be, pursuant to those procedures; and
       (II) no procedural disapproval resolution under section 
     106(b) introduced with respect to a trade agreement entered 
     into pursuant to the negotiations to which the report under 
     subparagraph (A) relates has previously been reported in that 
     House of Congress by the Committee on Ways and Means or the 
     Committee on Finance, as the case may be.
       (ii) For purposes of this subparagraph, the term 
     ``resolution'' means only a resolution of either House of 
     Congress, the matter after the resolving clause of which is 
     as follows: ``That the ____ finds that the proposed changes 
     to United States trade remedy laws contained in the report of 
     the President transmitted to Congress on ____ under section 
     105(b)(3) of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities 
     and Accountability Act of 2015 with respect to ____, are 
     inconsistent with the negotiating objectives described in 
     section 102(b)(16) of that Act.'', with the first blank space 
     being filled with the name of the resolving House of 
     Congress, the second blank space being filled with the 
     appropriate date of the report, and the third blank space 
     being filled with the name of the country or countries 
     involved.
       (iii) Resolutions in the House of Representatives--
       (I) may be introduced by any Member of the House;
       (II) shall be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means 
     and, in addition, to the Committee on Rules; and
       (III) may not be amended by either Committee.
       (iv) Resolutions in the Senate--
       (I) may be introduced by any Member of the Senate;
       (II) shall be referred to the Committee on Finance; and
       (III) may not be amended.
       (v) It is not in order for the House of Representatives to 
     consider any resolution that is not reported by the Committee 
     on Ways and Means and, in addition, by the Committee on 
     Rules.
       (vi) It is not in order for the Senate to consider any 
     resolution that is not reported by the Committee on Finance.
       (vii) The provisions of subsections (d) and (e) of section 
     152 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2192) (relating to 
     floor consideration of certain resolutions in the House and 
     Senate) shall apply to resolutions.
       (4) Advisory committee reports.--The report required under 
     section 135(e)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 
     2155(e)(1)) regarding any trade agreement entered into under 
     subsection (a) or (b) of section 103 shall be provided to the 
     President, Congress, and the United States Trade 
     Representative not later than 30 days after the date on which 
     the President notifies Congress under section 103(a)(2) or 
     106(a)(1)(A) of the intention of the President to enter into 
     the agreement.
       (c) International Trade Commission Assessment.--
       (1) Submission of information to commission.--The 
     President, not later than 90 calendar days before the day on 
     which the President enters into a trade agreement under 
     section 103(b), shall provide the International Trade 
     Commission (referred to in this subsection as the 
     ``Commission'') with the details of the agreement as it 
     exists at that time and request the Commission to prepare and 
     submit an assessment of the agreement as described in 
     paragraph (2). Between the time the President makes the 
     request under this paragraph and the time the Commission 
     submits the assessment, the President shall keep the 
     Commission current with respect to the details of the 
     agreement.
       (2) Assessment.--Not later than 105 calendar days after the 
     President enters into a trade agreement under section 103(b), 
     the Commission shall submit to the President and Congress a 
     report assessing the likely impact of the agreement on the 
     United States economy as a whole and on specific industry 
     sectors, including the impact the agreement will have on the 
     gross domestic product, exports and imports, aggregate 
     employment and employment opportunities, the production, 
     employment, and competitive position of industries likely to 
     be significantly affected by the agreement, and the interests 
     of United States consumers.
       (3) Review of empirical literature.--In preparing the 
     assessment under paragraph (2), the Commission shall review 
     available economic assessments regarding the agreement, 
     including literature regarding any substantially equivalent 
     proposed agreement, and shall provide in its assessment a 
     description of the analyses used and conclusions drawn in 
     such literature, and a discussion of areas of consensus and 
     divergence between the various analyses and conclusions, 
     including those of the Commission regarding the agreement.
       (4) Public availability.--The President shall make each 
     assessment under paragraph (2) available to the public.
       (d) Reports Submitted to Committees With Agreement.--
       (1) Environmental reviews and reports.--The President 
     shall--
       (A) conduct environmental reviews of future trade and 
     investment agreements, consistent with Executive Order 13141 
     (64 Fed. Reg. 63169), dated November 16, 1999, and its 
     relevant guidelines; and
       (B) submit a report on those reviews and on the content and 
     operation of consultative mechanisms established pursuant to 
     section 102(c) to the Committee on Ways and Means of the 
     House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the 
     Senate at the time the President submits to Congress a copy 
     of the final legal text of an agreement pursuant to section 
     106(a)(1)(E).
       (2) Employment impact reviews and reports.--The President 
     shall--
       (A) review the impact of future trade agreements on United 
     States employment, including labor markets, modeled after 
     Executive Order 13141 (64 Fed. Reg. 63169) to the extent 
     appropriate in establishing procedures and criteria; and
       (B) submit a report on such reviews to the Committee on 
     Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the 
     Committee on Finance of the Senate at the time the President 
     submits to Congress a copy of the final legal text of an 
     agreement pursuant to section 106(a)(1)(E).
       (3) Report on labor rights.--The President shall submit to 
     the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of 
     Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate, 
     on a timeframe determined in accordance with section 
     104(c)(3)(B)(v)--
       (A) a meaningful labor rights report of the country, or 
     countries, with respect to which the President is 
     negotiating; and
       (B) a description of any provisions that would require 
     changes to the labor laws and labor practices of the United 
     States.
       (4) Public availability.--The President shall make all 
     reports required under this subsection available to the 
     public.
       (e) Implementation and Enforcement Plan.--
       (1) In general.--At the time the President submits to 
     Congress a copy of the final legal text of an agreement 
     pursuant to section 106(a)(1)(E), the President shall also 
     submit to Congress a plan for implementing and enforcing the 
     agreement.
       (2) Elements.--The implementation and enforcement plan 
     required by paragraph (1) shall include the following:
       (A) Border personnel requirements.--A description of 
     additional personnel required at border entry points, 
     including a list of additional customs and agricultural 
     inspectors.
       (B) Agency staffing requirements.--A description of 
     additional personnel required by Federal agencies responsible 
     for monitoring and implementing the trade agreement, 
     including personnel required by the Office of the United 
     States Trade Representative, the Department of Commerce, the 
     Department of Agriculture (including additional personnel 
     required to implement sanitary and phytosanitary measures in 
     order to obtain market access for United States exports), the 
     Department of Homeland Security, the Department of the 
     Treasury, and such other agencies as may be necessary.
       (C) Customs infrastructure requirements.--A description of 
     the additional equipment and facilities needed by U.S. 
     Customs and Border Protection.
       (D) Impact on state and local governments.--A description 
     of the impact the trade agreement will have on State and 
     local governments as a result of increases in trade.
       (E) Cost analysis.--An analysis of the costs associated 
     with each of the items listed in subparagraphs (A) through 
     (D).
       (3) Budget submission.--The President shall include a 
     request for the resources necessary to support the plan 
     required by paragraph (1) in the first budget of the 
     President submitted to Congress under section 1105(a) of 
     title 31, United States Code, after the date of the 
     submission of the plan.
       (4) Public availability.--The President shall make the plan 
     required under this subsection available to the public.
       (f) Other Reports.--
       (1) Report on penalties.--Not later than one year after the 
     imposition by the United States of a penalty or remedy 
     permitted by a trade agreement to which this title applies, 
     the President shall submit to the Committee on Ways and Means 
     of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance 
     of the Senate a report on the effectiveness of the penalty or 
     remedy applied under United States law in enforcing United 
     States rights under the trade agreement, which shall address 
     whether the penalty or remedy was effective in changing the 
     behavior of the targeted party and whether the penalty or 
     remedy had any adverse impact on parties or interests not 
     party to the dispute.

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       (2) Report on impact of trade promotion authority.--Not 
     later than one year after the date of the enactment of this 
     Act, and not later than 5 years thereafter, the United States 
     International Trade Commission shall submit to the Committee 
     on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the 
     Committee on Finance of the Senate a report on the economic 
     impact on the United States of all trade agreements with 
     respect to which Congress has enacted an implementing bill 
     under trade authorities procedures since January 1, 1984.
       (3) Enforcement consultations and reports.--(A) The United 
     States Trade Representative shall consult with the Committee 
     on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the 
     Committee on Finance of the Senate after acceptance of a 
     petition for review or taking an enforcement action in regard 
     to an obligation under a trade agreement, including a labor 
     or environmental obligation. During such consultations, the 
     United States Trade Representative shall describe the matter, 
     including the basis for such action and the application of 
     any relevant legal obligations.
       (B) As part of the report required pursuant to section 163 
     of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2213), the President 
     shall report annually to Congress on enforcement actions 
     taken pursuant to a trade agreement to which the United 
     States is a party, as well as on any public reports issued by 
     Federal agencies on enforcement matters relating to a trade 
     agreement.
       (g) Additional Coordination With Members.--Any Member of 
     the House of Representatives may submit to the Committee on 
     Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and any Member 
     of the Senate may submit to the Committee on Finance of the 
     Senate the views of that Member on any matter relevant to a 
     proposed trade agreement, and the relevant Committee shall 
     receive those views for consideration.

     SEC. 106. IMPLEMENTATION OF TRADE AGREEMENTS.

       (a) In General.--
       (1) Notification and submission.--Any agreement entered 
     into under section 103(b) shall enter into force with respect 
     to the United States if (and only if)--
       (A) the President, at least 90 calendar days before the day 
     on which the President enters into the trade agreement, 
     notifies the House of Representatives and the Senate of the 
     President's intention to enter into the agreement, and 
     promptly thereafter publishes notice of such intention in the 
     Federal Register;
       (B) the President, at least 60 days before the day on which 
     the President enters into the agreement, publishes the text 
     of the agreement on a publicly available Internet website of 
     the Office of the United States Trade Representative;
       (C) within 60 days after entering into the agreement, the 
     President submits to Congress a description of those changes 
     to existing laws that the President considers would be 
     required in order to bring the United States into compliance 
     with the agreement;
       (D) the President, at least 30 days before submitting to 
     Congress the materials under subparagraph (E), submits to 
     Congress--
       (i) a draft statement of any administrative action proposed 
     to implement the agreement; and
       (ii) a copy of the final legal text of the agreement;
       (E) after entering into the agreement, the President 
     submits to Congress, on a day on which both Houses of 
     Congress are in session, a copy of the final legal text of 
     the agreement, together with--
       (i) a draft of an implementing bill described in section 
     103(b)(3);
       (ii) a statement of any administrative action proposed to 
     implement the trade agreement; and
       (iii) the supporting information described in paragraph 
     (2)(A);
       (F) the implementing bill is enacted into law; and
       (G) the President, not later than 30 days before the date 
     on which the agreement enters into force with respect to a 
     party to the agreement, submits written notice to Congress 
     that the President has determined that the party has taken 
     measures necessary to comply with those provisions of the 
     agreement that are to take effect on the date on which the 
     agreement enters into force.
       (2) Supporting information.--
       (A) In general.--The supporting information required under 
     paragraph (1)(E)(iii) consists of--
       (i) an explanation as to how the implementing bill and 
     proposed administrative action will change or affect existing 
     law; and
       (ii) a statement--

       (I) asserting that the agreement achieves the applicable 
     purposes, policies, priorities, and objectives of this title; 
     and
       (II) setting forth the reasons of the President regarding--

       (aa) how the agreement achieves the applicable purposes, 
     policies, and objectives referred to in subclause (I);
       (bb) whether and how the agreement changes provisions of an 
     agreement previously negotiated;
       (cc) how the agreement serves the interests of United 
     States commerce; and
       (dd) how the implementing bill meets the standards set 
     forth in section 103(b)(3).
       (B) Public availability.--The President shall make the 
     supporting information described in subparagraph (A) 
     available to the public.
       (3) Reciprocal benefits.--In order to ensure that a foreign 
     country that is not a party to a trade agreement entered into 
     under section 103(b) does not receive benefits under the 
     agreement unless the country is also subject to the 
     obligations under the agreement, the implementing bill 
     submitted with respect to the agreement shall provide that 
     the benefits and obligations under the agreement apply only 
     to the parties to the agreement, if such application is 
     consistent with the terms of the agreement. The implementing 
     bill may also provide that the benefits and obligations under 
     the agreement do not apply uniformly to all parties to the 
     agreement, if such application is consistent with the terms 
     of the agreement.
       (4) Disclosure of commitments.--Any agreement or other 
     understanding with a foreign government or governments 
     (whether oral or in writing) that--
       (A) relates to a trade agreement with respect to which 
     Congress enacts an implementing bill under trade authorities 
     procedures; and
       (B) is not disclosed to Congress before an implementing 
     bill with respect to that agreement is introduced in either 
     House of Congress,
     shall not be considered to be part of the agreement approved 
     by Congress and shall have no force and effect under United 
     States law or in any dispute settlement body.
       (b) Limitations on Trade Authorities Procedures.--
       (1) For lack of notice or consultations.--
       (A) In general.--The trade authorities procedures shall not 
     apply to any implementing bill submitted with respect to a 
     trade agreement or trade agreements entered into under 
     section 103(b) if during the 60-day period beginning on the 
     date that one House of Congress agrees to a procedural 
     disapproval resolution for lack of notice or consultations 
     with respect to such trade agreement or agreements, the other 
     House separately agrees to a procedural disapproval 
     resolution with respect to such trade agreement or 
     agreements.
       (B) Procedural disapproval resolution.--(i) For purposes of 
     this paragraph, the term ``procedural disapproval 
     resolution'' means a resolution of either House of Congress, 
     the sole matter after the resolving clause of which is as 
     follows: ``That the President has failed or refused to notify 
     or consult in accordance with the Bipartisan Congressional 
     Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 on 
     negotiations with respect to ________ and, therefore, the 
     trade authorities procedures under that Act shall not apply 
     to any implementing bill submitted with respect to such trade 
     agreement or agreements.'', with the blank space being filled 
     with a description of the trade agreement or agreements with 
     respect to which the President is considered to have failed 
     or refused to notify or consult.
       (ii) For purposes of clause (i) and paragraphs (3)(C) and 
     (4)(C), the President has ``failed or refused to notify or 
     consult in accordance with the Bipartisan Congressional Trade 
     Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015'' on negotiations 
     with respect to a trade agreement or trade agreements if--
       (I) the President has failed or refused to consult (as the 
     case may be) in accordance with sections 104 and 105 and this 
     section with respect to the negotiations, agreement, or 
     agreements;
       (II) guidelines under section 104 have not been developed 
     or met with respect to the negotiations, agreement, or 
     agreements;
       (III) the President has not met with the House Advisory 
     Group on Negotiations or the Senate Advisory Group on 
     Negotiations pursuant to a request made under section 
     104(c)(4) with respect to the negotiations, agreement, or 
     agreements; or
       (IV) the agreement or agreements fail to achieve the 
     purposes, policies, priorities, and objectives of this title.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1371. Mrs. BOXER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to amend 
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:
       At the end of section 106(b), add the following:
       (7) Limitation on trade authorities procedures for 
     agreements with certain countries.--The trade authorities 
     procedures shall not apply to any implementing bill submitted 
     with respect to a trade agreement or trade agreements entered 
     into under section 103(b) with a country that has a minimum 
     wage that is less than $2.00 an hour, as determined by the 
     Secretary of Labor.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1372. Mrs. BOXER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to amend 
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:
       At the end of section 106(b), add the following:
       (7) Limitation on trade authorities procedures for 
     agreements with certain

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     countries.--The trade authorities procedures shall not apply 
     to any implementing bill submitted with respect to a trade 
     agreement or trade agreements entered into under section 
     103(b) with a country that has a minimum wage that is less 
     than $3.00 an hour, as determined by the Secretary of Labor.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1373. Mrs. BOXER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to amend 
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:
       At the end of section 106(b), add the following:
       (7) Limitation on trade authorities procedures for 
     agreements with certain countries.--The trade authorities 
     procedures shall not apply to any implementing bill submitted 
     with respect to a trade agreement or trade agreements entered 
     into under section 103(b) with a country that has a minimum 
     wage that is less than $4.00 an hour, as determined by the 
     Secretary of Labor.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1374. Ms. KLOBUCHAR submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:
       At the end, add the following:

                      TITLE III--TRADE ENFORCEMENT

     SEC. 301. MODIFICATION OF FACTORS CONSIDERED IN FINAL 
                   DETERMINATION IN ANTIDUMPING OR COUNTERVAILING 
                   DUTY INVESTIGATION IN CASE OF AN ALLEGATION OF 
                   CRITICAL CIRCUMSTANCES.

       (a) Countervailing Duties.--Clause (ii) of section 
     705(b)(4)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
     1671d(b)(4)(A)) is amended to read as follows:
       ``(ii) Likely to seriously undermine the remedial effect of 
     a countervailing duty order.--

       ``(I) In general.--The Commission shall find under clause 
     (i) that imports of subject merchandise subject to the 
     affirmative determination under subsection (a)(2) are likely 
     to undermine seriously the remedial effect of the 
     countervailing duty order to be issued under section 706 if 
     the Commission determines that imports of such merchandise 
     after the filing of the petition under this subtitle 
     substantially weaken the remedial effect of any subsequent 
     countervailing duty order.
       ``(II) Factors in determination.--In making a determination 
     under subclause (I) with respect to imports of subject 
     merchandise described in that subclause, the Commission shall 
     consider, based on the facts available, the following:

       ``(aa) An increase in the market share in the United States 
     of imports of such merchandise after the filing of the 
     petition.
       ``(bb) An increase in underselling of the domestic like 
     product by imports of such merchandise, in terms of frequency 
     or magnitude, after the filing of the petition.
       ``(cc) A significant buildup of inventories of imports of 
     such merchandise in the United States, whether held by United 
     States importers, purchasers, or end users, after the filing 
     of the petition.
       ``(dd) A weakening of the industry of the domestic like 
     product after the filing of the petition.
       ``(ee) Any other circumstances indicating that, after the 
     filing of the petition, imports of such merchandise 
     substantially weaken the remedial effect of the 
     countervailing duty order.

       ``(III) Assessment of competition.--The Commission shall 
     consider items (aa) through (ee) of subclause (II) based on 
     the particular conditions of competition in the relevant 
     industry.
       ``(IV) Time period.--The period of time evaluated in making 
     a determination under subclause (I) shall not include any 
     period after the issuance of the preliminary determination by 
     the administering authority under section 703(b) with respect 
     to the subject merchandise.''.

       (b) Antidumping Duties.--Clause (ii) of section 
     735(b)(4)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
     1673d(b)(4)(A)) is amended to read as follows:
       ``(ii) Likely to seriously undermine the remedial effect of 
     an antidumping duty order.--

       ``(I) In general.--The Commission shall find under clause 
     (i) that imports of subject merchandise subject to the 
     affirmative determination under subsection (a)(3) are likely 
     to undermine seriously the remedial effect of the antidumping 
     duty order to be issued under section 736 if the Commission 
     determines that imports of such merchandise after the filing 
     of the petition under this subtitle substantially weaken the 
     remedial effect of any subsequent antidumping duty order.
       ``(II) Factors in determination.--In making a determination 
     under subclause (I) with respect to imports of subject 
     merchandise described in that subclause, the Commission shall 
     consider, based on the facts available, the following:

       ``(aa) An increase in the market share in the United States 
     of imports of such merchandise after the filing of the 
     petition.
       ``(bb) An increase in underselling of the domestic like 
     product by imports of such merchandise, in terms of frequency 
     or magnitude, after the filing of the petition.
       ``(cc) A significant buildup of inventories of imports of 
     such merchandise in the United States, whether held by United 
     States importers, purchasers, or end users, after the filing 
     of the petition.
       ``(dd) A weakening of the industry of the domestic like 
     product after the filing of the petition.
       ``(ee) Any other circumstances indicating that, after the 
     filing of the petition, imports of such merchandise 
     substantially weaken the remedial effect of the antidumping 
     duty order.

       ``(III) Assessment of competition.--The Commission shall 
     consider items (aa) through (ee) of subclause (II) based on 
     the particular conditions of competition in the relevant 
     industry.
       ``(IV) Time period.--The period of time evaluated in making 
     a determination under subclause (I) shall not include any 
     period after the issuance of the preliminary determination by 
     the administering authority under section 733(b) with respect 
     to the subject merchandise.''.

     SEC. 302. MODIFICATION OF DETERMINATION OF THREAT OF MATERIAL 
                   INJURY BASED ON IMMINENT FUTURE IMPORTS IN 
                   ANTIDUMPING OR COUNTERVAILING DUTY 
                   INVESTIGATION.

       Section 771(7)(F) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
     1677(7)(F)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(iv) Effect of imminent future imports.--

       ``(I) In general.--Subject to subclauses (II) and (III), 
     the Commission may determine under this subparagraph that an 
     industry in the United States is threatened with material 
     injury by reason of imports (or sales for importation) of the 
     subject merchandise notwithstanding the results of an 
     evaluation under subparagraph (C)(iii) with respect to the 
     effect of imports of the subject merchandise on that industry 
     if the Commission determines that imminent future imports of 
     the subject merchandise will likely lead to a change of 
     circumstances concerning the state of that industry.
       ``(II) Future performance estimate.--The Commission shall 
     determine under this subparagraph that an industry in the 
     United States is threatened with material injury if the 
     performance of that industry is likely to be materially worse 
     than it would have been in the absence of the likely volume 
     of imports of subject merchandise in the imminent future.
       ``(III) Foreign projections.--With respect to considering 
     economic factors described in clause (i)(II), in a case in 
     which production capacity in or exports to the United States 
     from the exporting country are projected by foreign producers 
     to decline in the imminent future and such projection is 
     contrary to information examined by the Commission in the 
     investigation, such projection shall require verification or 
     independent corroboration before being considered under this 
     subparagraph.''.

     SEC. 303. PREVENTION OF DUTY EVASION THROUGH IDENTIFICATION 
                   OF PERSONS AND COUNTRIES RESPONSIBLE FOR 
                   VIOLATIONS OF THE CUSTOMS LAWS.

       (a) Identification of Certain Persons Who Violate the 
     Customs Laws.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary may publish semi-annually in 
     the Federal Register a list of any producer, manufacturer, 
     supplier, seller, exporter, or other person located outside 
     the customs territory of the United States to which the 
     Commissioner has issued a penalty claim under section 
     592(b)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1592(b)(2)) 
     citing any of the violations of the customs laws described in 
     paragraph (3).
       (2) Effect of petition for remission or mitigation.--If a 
     person to which a penalty claim described in paragraph (1) is 
     issued files a petition for remission or mitigation under 
     section 618 of that Act (19 U.S.C. 1618) with respect to the 
     penalty claim, the Secretary may not include the person on a 
     list published under paragraph (1) until a final 
     determination is made under such section 618.
       (3) Violations.--
       (A) In general.--The violations of the customs laws 
     described in this paragraph are the following:
       (i) Using documentation, or providing documentation 
     subsequently used by the importer of record, that indicates a 
     false or fraudulent country of origin or source of goods 
     described in subparagraph (B) being entered into the customs 
     territory of the United States.
       (ii) Using counterfeit visas, licenses, permits, bills of 
     lading, commercial invoices, packing lists, certificates of 
     origin, or similar documentation, or providing counterfeit 
     visas, licenses, permits, bills of lading, commercial 
     invoices, packing lists, certificates of origin, or similar 
     documentation subsequently used by the importer of record, 
     with respect to the entry into the customs territory of the 
     United States of goods described in subparagraph (B).
       (iii) Manufacturing, producing, supplying, or selling goods 
     described in subparagraph (B) that are falsely or 
     fraudulently labeled as to country of origin or source.

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       (iv) Engaging in practices that aid or abet the 
     transshipment, through a country other than the country of 
     origin, of goods described in subparagraph (B), in a manner 
     that conceals the true origin of the goods or permits the 
     evasion of quotas or duties on, or voluntary restraint 
     agreements with respect to, imports of the goods.
       (B) Goods described.--Goods described in this subparagraph 
     are--
       (i) textile or apparel goods; or
       (ii) goods subject to antidumping or countervailing duty 
     orders under title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
     1671 et seq.).
       (4) Removal from list.--Any person included on a list 
     published under paragraph (1) may petition the Secretary to 
     be removed from the list. If the Secretary finds that the 
     person has not committed any violations of the customs laws 
     described in paragraph (3) for a period of not less than 3 
     years after the date on which the person was included on the 
     list, the Secretary shall remove the person from the list as 
     of the next publication of the list under paragraph (1).
       (5) Reasonable care required for subsequent imports.--
       (A) Responsibility of importers and others.--After a person 
     has been included on a list published under paragraph (1), 
     the Secretary shall require any importer of record entering, 
     introducing, or attempting to introduce into the commerce of 
     the United States any goods described in paragraph (3)(B) 
     that were either directly or indirectly produced, 
     manufactured, supplied, sold, exported, or transported by the 
     person on the list to show, to the satisfaction of the 
     Secretary, that such importer has exercised reasonable care 
     to ensure that those goods are accompanied by documentation, 
     packaging, and labeling that are accurate as to the origin of 
     those goods. Such reasonable care shall not include reliance 
     solely on information provided by the person on the list.
       (B) Failure to exercise reasonable care.--If the 
     Commissioner determines that an imported good is not from the 
     country claimed on the documentation accompanying the good, 
     the failure to exercise reasonable care described in 
     subparagraph (A) shall be considered when the Commissioner 
     determines whether the importer of record is in violation of 
     section 484(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1484(a)) 
     or regulations issued under that section.
       (b) Identification of High-risk Countries.--
       (1) In general.--The President may publish annually in the 
     Federal Register a list of countries--
       (A) in which illegal activities have occurred involving 
     transshipped goods or activities designed to evade quotas or 
     duties of the United States on goods; and
       (B) the governments of which fail to demonstrate a good 
     faith effort to cooperate with United States authorities in 
     ceasing such activities.
       (2) Removal from list.--Any country that is on the list 
     published under paragraph (1) that subsequently demonstrates 
     a good faith effort to cooperate with United States 
     authorities in ceasing activities described in that paragraph 
     shall be removed from the list, and such removal shall be 
     published in the Federal Register as soon as practicable.
       (3) Reasonable care required for subsequent imports.--
       (A) Responsibility of importers of record.--The Secretary 
     of Homeland Security shall require any importer of record 
     entering, introducing, or attempting to introduce into the 
     commerce of the United States goods indicated, on the 
     documentation, packaging, or labeling accompanying such 
     goods, to be from any country on the list published under 
     paragraph (1) to show, to the satisfaction of the Secretary, 
     that the importer, consignee, or purchaser has exercised 
     reasonable care to identify the true country of origin of the 
     good.
       (B) Failure to exercise reasonable care.--If the 
     Commissioner determines that a good described in subparagraph 
     (A) is not from the country claimed on the documentation 
     accompanying the good, the failure to exercise reasonable 
     care under that subparagraph shall be considered when the 
     Commissioner determines whether the importer of record is in 
     violation of section 484(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 
     U.S.C. 1484(a)) or regulations issued under that section.
       (c) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Commissioner.--The term ``Commissioner'' means the 
     Commissioner responsible for U.S. Customs and Border 
     Protection.
       (2) Country.--The term ``country'' means a foreign country 
     or territory, including any overseas dependent territory or 
     possession of a foreign country.
       (3) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
     of Homeland Security.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1375. Mr. BLUMENTHAL (for himself and Mr. Brown) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. 
Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 
to provide for a right to an administrative appeal relating to adverse 
determinations of tax-exempt status of certain organizations; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       In section 102(b), add at the end the following:
       (21) Food safety.--The principal negotiating objectives of 
     the United States with respect to food safety are--
       (A) to ensure that a trade agreement does not weaken or 
     diminish food safety standards that protect public health;
       (B) to promote strong food safety laws and regulations in 
     the United States; and
       (C) to maintain and strengthen food safety inspection 
     systems, including the continuous inspection of meat, 
     poultry, seafood, and egg products exported to the United 
     States.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1376. Ms. CANTWELL submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       At the end, add the following:

                        TITLE III--MISCELLANEOUS

     SEC. 301. EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY OF EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE 
                   UNITED STATES.

       (a) In General.--Section 7 of the Export-Import Bank Act of 
     1945 (12 U.S.C. 635f) is amended by striking ``September 30, 
     2014'' and inserting ``September 30, 2015''.
       (b) Dual-Use Exports.--Section 1(c) of Public Law 103-428 
     (12 U.S.C. 635 note) is amended by striking ``September 30, 
     2014'' and inserting ``September 30, 2015''.
       (c) Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee.--Section 
     2(b)(9)(B)(iii) of the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945 (12 
     U.S.C. 635(b)(9)(B)(iii)) is amended by striking ``September 
     30, 2014'' and inserting ``September 30, 2015''.
       (d) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
     shall take effect on the earlier of the date of the enactment 
     of this Act or June 30, 2015.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1377. Ms. CANTWELL submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       At the end, add the following:

                        TITLE III--MISCELLANEOUS

     SEC. 301. EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY OF EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE 
                   UNITED STATES.

       (a) In General.--Section 7 of the Export-Import Bank Act of 
     1945 (12 U.S.C. 635f) is amended by striking ``September 30, 
     2014'' and inserting ``July 31, 2015''.
       (b) Dual-Use Exports.--Section 1(c) of Public Law 103-428 
     (12 U.S.C. 635 note) is amended by striking ``September 30, 
     2014'' and inserting ``July 31, 2015''.
       (c) Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee.--Section 
     2(b)(9)(B)(iii) of the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945 (12 
     U.S.C. 635(b)(9)(B)(iii)) is amended by striking ``September 
     30, 2014'' and inserting ``July 31, 2015''.
       (d) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
     shall take effect on the earlier of the date of the enactment 
     of this Act or June 30, 2015.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1378. Ms. STABENOW (for herself and Mr. Brown) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. 
Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 
to provide for a right to an administrative appeal relating to adverse 
determinations of tax-exempt status of certain organizations; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       In section 111(7), insert after subparagraph (C) the 
     following:
       (D) the provision of equal remuneration for men and women 
     workers for work of equal value, as set forth in ILO 
     Convention No. 100 Concerning Equal Remuneration for Men and 
     Women Workers for Work of Equal Value;
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1379. Ms. STABENOW submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       On page 119, between lines 20 and 21, insert the following:
       (e) Reauthorization of Community College and Career 
     Training Grant Program.--Section 272(a) of the Trade Act of 
     1974 (19 U.S.C. 2372(a)) is amended by striking ``for each of 
     the fiscal years 2009 and 2010'' and all that follows through 
     ``December 31, 2010,'' and inserting ``for each of fiscal 
     years 2015 through 2021''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1380. Ms. STABENOW (for herself and Mr. Brown) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. 
Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 
to provide for a right to an administrative appeal relating to adverse 
determinations of tax-exempt status of certain

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organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title I, add the following:

     SEC. 112. REPORT ON AUTOMOTIVE IMPORTS.

       Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act, and not less frequently than annually thereafter, 
     the Secretary of Commerce shall submit to Congress a report 
     on imports into the United States of automobiles and auto 
     parts, including an analysis of, for the year preceding the 
     submission of the report--
       (1) any changes to the supply chain in the United States 
     with respect to automobiles and auto parts;
       (2) any changes to employment in the United States with 
     respect to automobiles and auto parts; and
       (3) the impact of imports into the United States of 
     automobiles and auto parts on the changes described in 
     paragraphs (1) and (2).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1381. Ms. STABENOW submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       At the end of section 106(b), add the following:
       (7) For agreements with countries that manipulate their 
     currencies.--The trade authorities procedures shall not apply 
     to an implementing bill submitted with respect to a trade 
     agreement under section 103(b) with a country that engages in 
     protracted large-scale intervention in one direction in the 
     currency exchange markets to gain an unfair competitive 
     advantage in trade over other parties to the trade agreement.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1382. Ms. STABENOW submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       Beginning on page 2, strike line 11 and all that follows 
     through page 4, line 6, and insert the following:
       (1) to achieve an overall balance of payments over a 
     reasonable period of time, eliminate persistent trade 
     deficits, and reverse the accumulation of foreign debt;
       (2) to obtain the reduction or elimination of barriers and 
     distortions that are directly related to trade and investment 
     and that increase the United States trade deficit;
       (3) to further strengthen the system of international trade 
     and investment disciplines and procedures, including dispute 
     settlement;
       (4) to foster economic growth, raise living standards, 
     enhance the competitiveness of the United States, promote 
     full employment in the United States, and substantially 
     reduce global current account imbalances;
       (5) to ensure that trade and environmental policies are 
     mutually supportive and to seek to protect and preserve the 
     environment and enhance the international means of doing so, 
     while optimizing the use of the world's resources;
       (6) to promote respect for worker rights and the rights of 
     children consistent with core labor standards of the ILO (as 
     set out in section 111(7)) and an understanding of the 
     relationship between trade and worker rights;
       (7) to seek provisions in trade agreements under which 
     parties to those agreements ensure that they do not weaken or 
     reduce the protections afforded in domestic environmental and 
     labor laws as an encouragement for trade;
       (8) to ensure that trade agreements afford small businesses 
     equal access to international markets amd increased net 
     export results and provide for the reduction or elimination 
     of trade and investment barriers that disproportionately 
     impact small businesses;
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1383. Mr. PAUL submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to amend 
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. BONUSES FOR COST-CUTTERS.

       (a) Short Title.--This section may be cited as the 
     ``Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act of 2015''.
       (b) Cost Savings Enhancements.--
       (1) In general.--Section 4512 of title 5, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (A) in subsection (a)--
       (i) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by inserting 
     ``or identification of surplus funds or unnecessary budget 
     authority'' after ``mismanagement'';
       (ii) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``or identification'' 
     after ``disclosure''; and
       (iii) in the matter following paragraph (2), by inserting 
     ``or identification'' after ``disclosure''; and
       (B) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(c) The Inspector General of an agency or other agency 
     employee designated under subsection (b) shall refer to the 
     Chief Financial Officer of the agency any potential surplus 
     funds or unnecessary budget authority identified by an 
     employee, along with any recommendations of the Inspector 
     General or other agency employee.
       ``(d)(1) If the Chief Financial Officer of an agency 
     determines that rescission of potential surplus funds or 
     unnecessary budget authority identified by an employee would 
     not hinder the effectiveness of the agency, except as 
     provided in subsection (e), the head of the agency shall 
     transfer the amount of the surplus funds or unnecessary 
     budget authority from the applicable appropriations account 
     to the general fund of the Treasury.
       ``(2) Title X of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment 
     Control Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 681 et seq.) shall not apply to 
     transfers under paragraph (1).
       ``(3) Any amounts transferred under paragraph (1) shall be 
     deposited in the Treasury and used for deficit reduction, 
     except that in the case of a fiscal year for which there is 
     no Federal budget deficit, such amounts shall be used to 
     reduce the Federal debt (in such manner as the Secretary of 
     the Treasury considers appropriate).
       ``(e)(1) The head of an agency may retain not more than 10 
     percent of amounts to be transferred to the general fund of 
     the Treasury under subsection (d).
       ``(2) Amounts retained by the head of an agency under 
     paragraph (1) may be--
       ``(A) used for the purpose of paying a cash award under 
     subsection (a) to 1 or more employees who identified the 
     surplus funds or unnecessary budget authority; and
       ``(B) to the extent amounts remain after paying cash awards 
     under subsection (a), transferred or reprogrammed for use by 
     the agency, in accordance with any limitation on such a 
     transfer or reprogramming under any other provision of law.
       ``(f)(1) The head of each agency shall submit to the 
     Director of the Office of Personnel Management an annual 
     report regarding--
       ``(A) each disclosure of possible fraud, waste, or 
     mismanagement or identification of potentially surplus funds 
     or unnecessary budget authority by an employee of the agency 
     determined by the agency to have merit;
       ``(B) the total savings achieved through disclosures and 
     identifications described in subparagraph (A); and
       ``(C) the number and amount of cash awards by the agency 
     under subsection (a).
       ``(2)(A) The head of each agency shall include the 
     information described in paragraph (1) in each budget request 
     of the agency submitted to the Office of Management and 
     Budget as part of the preparation of the budget of the 
     President submitted to Congress under section 1105(a) of 
     title 31, United States Code.
       ``(B) The Director of the Office of Personnel Management 
     shall submit to the Committee on Appropriations of the 
     Senate, the Committee on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives, and the Government Accountability Office an 
     annual report on Federal cost saving and awards based on the 
     reports submitted under subparagraph (A).
       ``(g) The Director of the Office of Personnel Management 
     shall--
       ``(1) ensure that the cash award program of each agency 
     complies with this section; and
       ``(2) submit to Congress an annual certification indicating 
     whether the cash award program of each agency complies with 
     this section.
       ``(h) Not later than 3 years after the date of enactment of 
     the Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act of 2015, and every 3 years 
     thereafter, the Comptroller General of the United States 
     shall submit to Congress a report on the operation of the 
     cost savings and awards program under this section, including 
     any recommendations for legislative changes.''.
       (2) Officers eligible for cash awards.--
       (A) In general.--Section 4509 of title 5, United States 
     Code, is amended to read as follows:

     ``Sec. 4509. Prohibition of cash award to certain officers

       ``(a) Definitions.--In this section, the term `agency'--
       ``(1) has the meaning given that term under section 551(1); 
     and
       ``(2) includes an entity described in section 4501(1).
       ``(b) Prohibition.--An officer may not receive a cash award 
     under this subchapter if the officer--
       ``(1) serves in a position at level I of the Executive 
     Schedule;
       ``(2) is the head of an agency; or
       ``(3) is a commissioner, board member, or other voting 
     member of an independent establishment.''.
       (B) Technical and conforming amendment.--The table of 
     sections for chapter 45 of title 5, United States Code, is 
     amended by striking the item relating to section 4509 and 
     inserting the following:
       ``4509. Prohibition of cash award to certain officers.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1384. Mr. HATCH (for Mr. Cruz (for himself, Mr. Grassley, Mr. 
Sullivan, Mr. Cotton, Mr. Isakson, Mr. Boozman, and Mr. Inhofe)) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed

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to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       At the end of section 102(a), add the following:
       (14) to ensure that trade agreements do not require changes 
     to the immigration laws of the United States.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1385. Mr. HATCH (for himself, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Carper, 
Mr. Alexander, Mr. Corker, Mr. Warner, Mrs. McCaskill, Mr. Bennet, and 
Mr. Kaine) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment 
SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to amend the 
Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       Strike section 102(b)(11) and insert the following:
       (11) Foreign currency manipulation.--The principal 
     negotiating objective of the United States with respect to 
     unfair currency practices is to seek to establish 
     accountability through enforceable rules, transparency, 
     reporting, monitoring, cooperative mechanisms, or other means 
     to address exchange rate manipulation involving protracted 
     large scale intervention in one direction in the exchange 
     markets and a persistently undervalued foreign exchange rate 
     to gain an unfair competitive advantage in trade over other 
     parties to a trade agreement, consistent with existing 
     obligations of the United States as a member of the 
     International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1386. Mr. FRANKEN (for himself and Ms. Stabenow) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. 
Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 
to provide for a right to an administrative appeal relating to adverse 
determinations of tax-exempt status of certain organizations; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. __. COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO CAREER FUND.

       (a) Short Title.--This section may be cited as the 
     ``Community College to Career Fund Act''.
       (b) Community College to Career Fund.--Title I of the 
     Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is amended by adding 
     at the end the following:

             ``Subtitle F--Community College to Career Fund

     ``SEC. 199. COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS 
                   PROGRAM.

       ``(a) Grants Authorized.--From funds appropriated under 
     section 199D(a)(1), the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary 
     of Education, in accordance with the interagency agreement 
     described in section 199E, shall award competitive grants to 
     eligible entities described in subsection (b) for the purpose 
     of developing, offering, improving, or providing educational 
     or career training programs for workers.
       ``(b) Eligible Entity.--
       ``(1) Partnerships with employers or an employer or 
     industry partnership.--
       ``(A) General definition.--For purposes of this section, an 
     `eligible entity' means any of the entities described in 
     subparagraph (B) (or a consortium of any of such entities) in 
     partnership with employers or an employer or industry 
     partnership representing multiple employers.
       ``(B) Description of entities.--The entities described in 
     this subparagraph are--
       ``(i) a community college;
       ``(ii) a 4-year public institution of higher education (as 
     defined in section 101(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 
     (20 U.S.C. 1001(a))) that offers 2-year degrees, and that 
     will use funds provided under this section for activities at 
     the certificate and associate degree levels;
       ``(iii) a Tribal College or University (as defined in 
     section 316(b) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
     1059c(b))); or
       ``(iv) a private or nonprofit, 2-year institution of higher 
     education (as defined in section 102 of the Higher Education 
     Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1002)) in the Commonwealth of Puerto 
     Rico, Guam, the United States Virgin Islands, American Samoa, 
     the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the 
     Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of 
     Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau.
       ``(2) Additional partners.--
       ``(A) Authorization of additional partners.--In addition to 
     partnering with employers or an employer or industry 
     partnership representing multiple employers as described in 
     paragraph (1)(A), an entity described in paragraph (1) may 
     include in the partnership described in paragraph (1) 1 or 
     more of the organizations described in subparagraph (B). An 
     eligible entity that includes 1 or more such organizations 
     shall collaborate with the State or local board in the area 
     served by the eligible entity.
       ``(B) Organizations.--The organizations described in this 
     subparagraph are as follows:
       ``(i) An adult education provider or institution of higher 
     education (as defined in section 101 of the Higher Education 
     Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001)).
       ``(ii) A community-based organization.
       ``(iii) A joint labor-management partnership.
       ``(iv) A State or local board.
       ``(v) Any other organization that the Secretaries consider 
     appropriate.
       ``(c) Educational or Career Training Program.--For purposes 
     of this section, the Governor of the State in which at least 
     1 of the entities described in subsection (b)(1)(B) of an 
     eligible entity is located shall establish criteria for an 
     educational or career training program leading to a 
     recognized postsecondary credential for which an eligible 
     entity submits a grant proposal under subsection (d).
       ``(d) Application.--An eligible entity seeking a grant 
     under this section shall submit an application containing a 
     grant proposal to the Secretaries at such time and containing 
     such information as the Secretaries determine is required, 
     including a detailed description of--
       ``(1) the specific educational or career training program 
     for which the grant proposal is submitted and how the program 
     meets the criteria established under subsection (e), 
     including the manner in which the grant will be used to 
     develop, offer, improve, or provide the educational or career 
     training program;
       ``(2) the extent to which the program will meet the 
     educational or career training needs of workers in the area 
     served by the eligible entity;
       ``(3) the extent to which the program will meet the needs 
     of employers in the area for skilled workers in in-demand 
     industry sectors and occupations;
       ``(4) the extent to which the program described fits within 
     any overall strategic plan developed by the eligible entity;
       ``(5) any previous experience of the eligible entity in 
     providing educational or career training programs, the 
     absence of which shall not automatically disqualify an 
     eligible institution from receiving a grant under this 
     section; and
       ``(6) in the case of a project that involves an educational 
     or career training program that leads to a recognized 
     postsecondary credential described in subsection (f), how the 
     program leading to the credential meets the criteria 
     described in subsection (c).
       ``(e) Criteria for Award.--
       ``(1) In general.--Grants under this section shall be 
     awarded based on criteria established by the Secretaries, 
     that include the following:
       ``(A) A determination of the merits of the grant proposal 
     submitted by the eligible entity involved to develop, offer, 
     improve, or provide an educational or career training program 
     to be made available to workers.
       ``(B) An assessment of the likely employment opportunities 
     available in the area to individuals who complete an 
     educational or career training program that the eligible 
     entity proposes to develop, offer, improve, or provide.
       ``(C) An assessment of prior demand for training programs 
     by individuals eligible for training and served by the 
     eligible entity, as well as availability and capacity of 
     existing (as of the date of the assessment) training programs 
     to meet future demand for training programs.
       ``(2) Priority.--In awarding grants under this section, the 
     Secretaries shall give priority to eligible entities that--
       ``(A) include a partnership, with employers or an employer 
     or industry partnership, that--
       ``(i) pays a portion of the costs of educational or career 
     training programs; or
       ``(ii) agrees to hire individuals who have attained a 
     recognized postsecondary credential resulting from the 
     educational or career training program of the eligible 
     entity;
       ``(B) enter into a partnership with a labor organization or 
     labor-management training program to provide, through the 
     program, technical expertise for occupationally specific 
     education necessary for a recognized postsecondary credential 
     leading to a skilled occupation in an in-demand industry 
     sector;
       ``(C) are focused on serving individuals with barriers to 
     employment, low-income, non-traditional students, students 
     who are dislocated workers, students who are veterans, or 
     students who are long-term unemployed;
       ``(D) include community colleges serving areas with high 
     unemployment rates, including rural areas;
       ``(E) are eligible entities that include an institution of 
     higher education eligible for assistance under title III or V 
     of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1051 et seq.; 
     20 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.); and
       ``(F) include a partnership, with employers or an employer 
     or industry partnership, that increases domestic production 
     of goods, such as advanced manufacturing or production of 
     clean energy technology.
       ``(f) Use of Funds.--Grant funds awarded under this section 
     shall be used for one or more of the following:
       ``(1) The development, offering, improvement, or provision 
     of educational or career training programs, that provide 
     relevant job

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     training for skilled occupations that will meet the needs of 
     employers in in-demand industry sectors, and which may 
     include registered apprenticeship programs, on-the-job 
     training programs, and programs that support employers in 
     upgrading the skills of their workforce.
       ``(2) The development and implementation of policies and 
     programs to expand opportunities for students to earn a 
     recognized postsecondary credential, including a degree, in 
     in-demand industry sectors and occupations, including by--
       ``(A) facilitating the transfer of academic credits between 
     institutions of higher education, including the transfer of 
     academic credits for courses in the same field of study;
       ``(B) expanding articulation agreements and policies that 
     guarantee transfers between such institutions, including 
     through common course numbering and use of a general core 
     curriculum; and
       ``(C) developing or enhancing student support services 
     programs.
       ``(3) The creation of workforce programs that provide a 
     sequence of education and occupational training that leads to 
     a recognized postsecondary credential, including a degree, 
     including programs that--
       ``(A) blend basic skills and occupational training;
       ``(B) facilitate means of transitioning participants from 
     non-credit occupational, basic skills, or developmental 
     coursework to for-credit coursework within and across 
     institutions;
       ``(C) build or enhance linkages, including the development 
     of dual enrollment programs and early college high schools, 
     between secondary education or adult education programs 
     (including programs established under the Carl D. Perkins 
     Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (20 U.S.C. 2301 et 
     seq.) and title II of this Act);
       ``(D) are innovative programs designed to increase the 
     provision of training for students, including students who 
     are members of the National Guard or Reserves, to enter 
     skilled occupations in in-demand industry sectors; and
       ``(E) support paid internships that will allow students to 
     simultaneously earn credit for work-based learning and gain 
     relevant employment experience in an in-demand industry 
     sector or occupation, which shall include opportunities that 
     transition individuals into employment.
       ``(4) The support of regional or national in-demand 
     industry sectors to develop skills consortia that will 
     identify pressing workforce needs and develop solutions such 
     as--
       ``(A) standardizing industry certifications;
       ``(B) developing new training technologies; and
       ``(C) collaborating with industry employers to define and 
     describe how specific skills lead to particular jobs and 
     career opportunities.

     ``SEC. 199A. PAY-FOR-PERFORMANCE AND PAY-FOR-SUCCESS JOB 
                   TRAINING PROJECTS.

       ``(a) Award Grants Authorized.--From funds appropriated 
     under section 199D(a)(2), the Secretaries, in accordance with 
     the interagency agreement described in section 199E, shall 
     award grants on a competitive basis to eligible entities 
     described in subsection (b) who achieve specific performance 
     outcomes and criteria agreed to by the Secretaries under 
     subsection (c) to carry out job training projects. Projects 
     funded by grants under this section shall be referred to as 
     either Pay-for-Performance or Pay-for-Success projects, as 
     set forth in subsection (b).
       ``(b) Eligible Entity.--To be eligible to receive a grant 
     under this section, an entity shall be a State or local 
     organization (which may be a local workforce organization) in 
     partnership with an entity such as a community college or 
     other training provider, who--
       ``(1) in the case of an entity seeking to carry out a Pay-
     for-Performance project, agrees to be reimbursed under the 
     grant primarily on the basis of achievement of specified 
     performance outcomes and criteria agreed to by the 
     Secretaries under subsection (c); or
       ``(2) in the case of an entity seeking to carry out a Pay-
     for-Success project--
       ``(A) enters into a partnership with an investor, such as a 
     philanthropic organization that provides funding for a 
     specific project to address a clear and measurable job 
     training need in the area to be served under the grant; and
       ``(B) agrees to be reimbursed under the grant only if the 
     project achieves specified performance outcomes and criteria 
     agreed to by the Secretaries under subsection (c).
       ``(c) Performance Outcomes and Criteria.--Not later than 6 
     months after the date of enactment of this subtitle, the 
     Secretaries shall establish and publish specific performance 
     measures, which include performance outcomes and criteria, 
     for the initial qualification and reimbursement of eligible 
     entities to receive a grant under this section. At a minimum, 
     to receive such a grant, an eligible entity shall--
       ``(1) identify a particular program area and client 
     population that is not achieving optimal outcomes;
       ``(2) provide evidence that the proposed strategy for the 
     job training project would achieve better outcomes;
       ``(3) clearly articulate and quantify the improved outcomes 
     of such new approach;
       ``(4) for a Pay-for-Success project, specify a monetary 
     value that would need to be paid to obtain such outcomes and 
     explain the basis for such value;
       ``(5) identify data that would be required to evaluate 
     whether outcomes are being achieved for a target population 
     and a comparison group;
       ``(6) identify estimated savings that would result from the 
     improved outcomes, including to other programs or units of 
     government;
       ``(7) demonstrate the capacity to collect required data, 
     track outcomes, and validate those outcomes; and
       ``(8) specify how the entity will meet any other criteria 
     the Secretaries may require.
       ``(d) Period of Availability for Pay-for-Success 
     Projects.--Funds appropriated to carry out Pay-for-Success 
     projects pursuant to section 199D(a)(2) shall, upon 
     obligation, remain available for disbursement until expended, 
     notwithstanding section 1552 of title 31, United States Code, 
     and, if later deobligated, in whole or in part, be available 
     until expended under additional Pay-for-Success grants under 
     this section.

     ``SEC. 199B. BRING JOBS BACK TO AMERICA GRANTS.

       ``(a) Grants Authorized.--From funds appropriated under 
     section 199D(a)(3), the Secretaries, in accordance with the 
     interagency agreement described in section 199E, shall award 
     grants to State or local governments for job training and 
     recruiting activities that can quickly provide businesses 
     with skilled workers in order to encourage businesses to 
     relocate to or remain in areas served by such governments. 
     The Secretaries shall coordinate activities with the 
     Secretary of Commerce in carrying out this section.
       ``(b) Purpose and Use of Funds.--Grant funds awarded under 
     this section may be used by a State or local government to 
     issue subgrants, using procedures established by the 
     Secretaries, to eligible entities, including those described 
     in section 199(b), to assist such eligible entities in 
     providing job training necessary to provide skilled workers 
     for businesses that have relocated or are considering 
     relocating operations outside the United States, and may 
     instead relocate to or remain in the areas served by such 
     governments, and in conducting recruiting activities.
       ``(c) Application.--A State or local government seeking a 
     grant under the program established under subsection (a) 
     shall submit an application to the Secretaries in such manner 
     and containing such information as the Secretaries may 
     require. At a minimum, each application shall include--
       ``(1) a description of the eligible entity the State or 
     local government proposes to assist in providing job training 
     or recruiting activities;
       ``(2) a description of the proposed or existing business 
     facility involved, including the number of jobs relating to 
     such facility and the average wage or salary of those jobs; 
     and
       ``(3) a description of any other resources that the State 
     has committed to assisting such business in locating such 
     facility, including tax incentives provided, bonding 
     authority exercised, and land granted.
       ``(d) Criteria.--The Secretaries shall award grants under 
     this section to the State and local governments that--
       ``(1) the Secretaries determine are most likely to succeed, 
     with such a grant, in assisting an eligible entity in 
     providing the job training and recruiting necessary to cause 
     a business to relocate to or remain in an area served by such 
     government;
       ``(2) will fund job training and recruiting programs that 
     will result in the greatest number and quality of jobs;
       ``(3) have committed State or other resources, to the 
     extent of their ability as determined by the Secretaries, to 
     assist a business to relocate to or remain in an area served 
     by such government; and
       ``(4) have met such other criteria as the Secretaries 
     consider appropriate, including criteria relating to 
     marketing plans, and benefits for ongoing area or State 
     strategies for economic development and job growth.

     ``SEC. 199C. GRANTS FOR ENTREPRENEUR AND SMALL BUSINESS 
                   STARTUP TRAINING.

       ``(a) Grants Authorized.--From funds appropriated under 
     section 199D(a)(4), the Secretaries, in accordance with the 
     interagency agreement described in section 199E, shall award 
     grants, on a competitive basis, to eligible entities 
     described in subsection (b) to provide training in starting a 
     small business and entrepreneurship. The Secretaries shall 
     coordinate activities with the Administrator of the Small 
     Business Administration in carrying out this section, 
     including coordinating the development of criteria and 
     selection of proposals.
       ``(b) Eligible Entity.--
       ``(1) In general.--For purposes of this section, the term 
     `eligible entity' means an entity described in section 
     199(b)(1)(B) (or a consortium of any of such entities) in 
     partnership with at least 1 local or regional economic 
     development entity described in paragraph (2).
       ``(2) Additional partners.--Local or regional economic 
     development entities described in this paragraph are the 
     following:
       ``(A) Small business development centers.
       ``(B) Women's business centers.
       ``(C) Regional innovation clusters.
       ``(D) Local accelerators or incubators.
       ``(E) State or local economic development agencies.
       ``(c) Application.--An eligible entity seeking a grant 
     under this section shall submit an application containing a 
     grant proposal in such manner and containing such information 
     as the Secretaries and the Administrator of the Small 
     Business Administration

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     shall require. Such information shall include a description 
     of the manner in which small business and entrepreneurship 
     training (including education) will be provided, the role of 
     partners in the arrangement involved, and the manner in which 
     the proposal will integrate local economic development 
     resources and partner with local economic development 
     entities.
       ``(d) Use of Funds.--Grant funds awarded under this section 
     shall be used to provide training in starting a small 
     business and entrepreneurship, including through online 
     courses, intensive seminars, and comprehensive courses.

     ``SEC. 199D. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

       ``(a) In General.--There are authorized to be 
     appropriated--
       ``(1) such sums as may be necessary to carry out the 
     program established by section 199;
       ``(2) such sums as may be necessary to carry out the 
     program established by section 199A;
       ``(3) such sums as may be necessary to carry out the 
     program established by section 199B; and
       ``(4) such sums as may be necessary to carry out the 
     program established by section 199C.
       ``(b) Recipient.--For each amount appropriated under 
     paragraphs (1) through (4) of subsection (a), 50 percent 
     shall be appropriated to the Secretary of Labor and 50 
     percent shall be appropriated to the Secretary of Education.
       ``(c) Administrative Cost.--Not more than 5 percent of the 
     amounts made available under paragraph (1), (2), (3), or (4) 
     of subsection (a) may be used by the Secretaries to 
     administer the program described in that paragraph, including 
     providing technical assistance and carrying out evaluations 
     for the program described in that paragraph.
       ``(d) Period of Availability.--Except as provided in 
     section 199A(d), the funds appropriated pursuant to 
     subsection (a) for a fiscal year shall be available for 
     Federal obligation for that fiscal year and the succeeding 2 
     fiscal years.

     ``SEC. 199E. INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT.

       ``(a) In General.--The Secretary of Labor and the Secretary 
     of Education shall jointly develop policies for the 
     administration of this subtitle in accordance with such terms 
     as the Secretaries shall set forth in an interagency 
     agreement. Such interagency agreement, at a minimum, shall 
     include a description of the respective roles and 
     responsibilities of the Secretaries in carrying out this 
     subtitle (both jointly and separately), including--
       ``(1) how the funds available under this subtitle will be 
     obligated and disbursed and compliance with applicable laws 
     (including regulations) will be ensured, as well as how the 
     grantees will be selected and monitored;
       ``(2) how evaluations and research will be conducted on the 
     effectiveness of grants awarded under this subtitle in 
     addressing the education and employment needs of workers, and 
     employers;
       ``(3) how technical assistance will be provided to 
     applicants and grant recipients;
       ``(4) how information will be disseminated, including 
     through electronic means, on best practices and effective 
     strategies and service delivery models for activities carried 
     out under this subtitle; and
       ``(5) how policies and processes critical to the successful 
     achievement of the education, training, and employment goals 
     of this subtitle will be established.
       ``(b) Transfer Authority.--The Secretary of Labor and the 
     Secretary of Education shall have the authority to transfer 
     funds between the Department of Labor and the Department of 
     Education to carry out this subtitle in accordance with the 
     agreement described in subsection (a). The Secretary of Labor 
     and the Secretary of Education shall have the ability to 
     transfer funds to the Secretary of Commerce and the 
     Administrator of the Small Business Administration to carry 
     out sections 199B and 199C, respectively.
       ``(c) Reports.--The Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of 
     Education shall jointly develop and submit a biennial report 
     to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of 
     the Senate and the Committee on Education and the Workforce 
     of the House of Representatives, describing the activities 
     carried out under this subtitle and the outcomes of such 
     activities.

     ``SEC. 199F. DEFINITIONS.

       ``For purposes of this subtitle:
       ``(1) Community college.--The term `community college' has 
     the meaning given the term `junior or community college' in 
     section 312(f) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
     1058(f)).
       ``(2) Nontraditional student.--The term `nontraditional 
     student' has the meaning given the term in section 803(j) of 
     the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1161c(j)).
       ``(3) Recognized postsecondary credential.--The term 
     `recognized postsecondary credential' means a credential 
     consisting of--
       ``(A) an industry-recognized certificate;
       ``(B) a certificate of completion of an apprenticeship 
     registered under the Act of August 16, 1937 (commonly known 
     as the `National Apprenticeship Act'; 50 Stat. 664, chapter 
     663; 29 U.S.C. 50 et seq.); or
       ``(C) an associate or baccalaureate degree.
       ``(4) Secretaries.--The term `Secretaries' means the 
     Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Education.''.
       (c) Conforming Amendment.--The table of contents for the 
     Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is amended by 
     inserting after the items relating to subtitle E of title I 
     the following:

             ``Subtitle F--Community College to Career Fund

``Sec. 199. Community college and industry partnerships program.
``Sec. 199A. Pay-for-Performance and Pay-for-Success job training 
              projects.
``Sec. 199B. Bring jobs back to America grants.
``Sec. 199C. Grants for entrepreneur and small business startup 
              training.
``Sec. 199D. Authorization of appropriations.
``Sec. 199E. Interagency agreement.
``Sec. 199F. Definitions.''.
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  SA 1387. Mr. WHITEHOUSE (for himself and Ms. Murkowski) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. 
Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 
to provide for a right to an administrative appeal relating to adverse 
determinations of tax-exempt status of certain organizations; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of section 111(6)(B), add the following:
       (viii) The Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, 
     Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated 
     Fishing of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the 
     United Nations.
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  SA 1388. Ms. WARREN (for herself, Ms. Baldwin, and Mr. Sanders) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 1221 
proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to amend the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an administrative appeal 
relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt status of certain 
organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of section 106(b), add the following:
       (7) For agreements that do not combat human trafficking.--
     The trade authorities procedures shall not apply to an 
     implementing bill submitted with respect to a trade agreement 
     entered into under section 103(b) with a country that--
       (A) does not have in effect laws prohibiting, in a manner 
     similar to the prohibition under section 1597 of title 18, 
     United States Code, an employer from knowingly destroying, 
     concealing, removing, confiscating, or possessing an actual 
     or purported passport or other travel documentation of an 
     employee; or
       (B) the Secretary of State recommends in the most recent 
     annual report on trafficking in persons submitted under 
     section 110(b)(1) of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act 
     of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7107(b)(1)) should improve the enforcement 
     of such laws.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1389. Mr. SANDERS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       At the appropriate place in title I, add the following:

     SEC. 1___. DRUG IMPORTATION.

       (a) Promulgation of Regulations.--The trade authorities 
     procedures shall not apply to an implementing bill submitted 
     with respect to a trade agreement or trade agreements entered 
     into under section 103(b) until the Secretary of Health and 
     Human Services promulgates regulations under section 804(b) 
     of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 
     384(b)).
       (b) Amendments to FFDCA.--Section 804(a)(1) of the Federal 
     Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 384(a)(1)) is 
     amended, by striking ``pharmacist or wholesaler'' and 
     inserting ``pharmacist, wholesaler, or the head of a relevant 
     agency of the Federal Government''.
       (c) Prescription Drug Importation.--The principal 
     negotiating objective of the United States regarding the 
     importation of prescription drugs is to permit the 
     importation of such drugs from any country that is a party to 
     a trade agreement with the United States, pursuant to section 
     804 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 
     384).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1390. Mr. FRANKEN (for himself, Mr. Brown, and Ms. Baldwin) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 1221 
proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to amend the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an administrative appeal 
relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt status of certain 
organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:


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       On page 24, line 10, strike ``sustained or recurring''.
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  SA 1391. Mrs. MURRAY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       In section 102(a), add at the end the following:
       (13) to advance the goal of improving the social and 
     economic status of women and achieving gender equality by 
     promoting the adoption of international standards to reduce 
     gender-based violence in the workplace.
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  SA 1392. Mrs. MURRAY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       At the end of title I, add the following:

     SEC. 112. SENSE OF THE SENATE ON RATIFICATION OF THE ILO 
                   CONVENTION NO. 111 ON DISCRIMINATION IN 
                   EMPLOYMENT AND OCCUPATION.

       It is the sense of the Senate that--
       (1) trading partners of the United States should pursue 
     policies designed to promote equality of opportunity and 
     treatment with a view toward eliminating discrimination in 
     employment and occupation;
       (2) it should be the policy of the United States to 
     reaffirm the commitment of the United States to eliminating 
     any distinction, exclusion, or preference that has the effect 
     of nullifying or impairing equality of opportunity or 
     treatment in employment or occupation, including on the basis 
     of race, sex, or religion; and
       (3) the Senate should move promptly to approve a resolution 
     of ratification of ILO Convention No. 111 on Discrimination 
     in Employment and Occupation, one of the 8 core conventions 
     of the ILO, which has been ratified by 172 of the 185 member 
     countries of the ILO.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1393. Mr. FLAKE (for himself, Mr. McCain, Mr. Schumer, Mrs. 
Feinstein, Mr. Tillis, Mr. Vitter, and Mr. Toomey) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. 
Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 
to provide for a right to an administrative appeal relating to adverse 
determinations of tax-exempt status of certain organizations; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end, add the following:

                        TITLE III--MISCELLANEOUS

     SEC. 301. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON RECRUITING MEMBERS SEPARATING 
                   FROM THE ARMED FORCES TO SERVE AS U.S. CUSTOMS 
                   AND BORDER PROTECTION OFFICERS.

       (a) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings:
       (1) U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers carry out 
     critical law enforcement duties at ports of entry associated 
     with screening--
       (A) foreign visitors to the United States;
       (B) citizens of the United States who are returning to the 
     United States; and
       (C) cargo imported into the United States.
       (2) It is in the national interest of the United States for 
     ports of entry to be adequately staffed with U.S. Customs and 
     Border Protection officers.
       (3) The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 (Public Law 
     113-76) provided funding to hire and complete the training of 
     2,000 new U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers by the 
     end of fiscal year 2015.
       (4) The hiring and training of officers described in 
     paragraph (3) has been moving forward more slowly than 
     anticipated.
       (5) It is estimated that approximately 250,000 to 300,000 
     individuals undergo discharge or release from the Armed 
     Forces each year, some of whom will have skills transferable 
     to the law enforcement duties required at ports of entry and 
     be qualified to serve as U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
     officers.
       (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the Sense of Congress that 
     additional recruiting efforts should be undertaken to ensure 
     that individuals undergoing discharge or release from the 
     Armed Forces are aware of opportunities for employment as 
     U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers.
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  SA 1394. Mr. LANKFORD submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       Strike sections 208 through 212 and insert the following:

     SEC. 208. DISQUALIFICATION ON RECEIPT OF DISABILITY INSURANCE 
                   BENEFITS IN A MONTH FOR WHICH UNEMPLOYMENT 
                   COMPENSATION IS RECEIVED.

       (a) In General.--Section 223(d)(4) of the Social Security 
     Act (42 U.S.C. 423(d)(4)) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:
       ``(C)(i) If for any week in whole or in part within a month 
     an individual is paid or determined to be eligible for 
     unemployment compensation, such individual shall be deemed to 
     have engaged in substantial gainful activity for such month.
       ``(ii) For purposes of clause (i), the term `unemployment 
     compensation' means--
       ``(I) `regular compensation', `extended compensation', and 
     `additional compensation' (as such terms are defined by 
     section 205 of the Federal-State Extended Unemployment 
     Compensation Act (26 U.S.C. 3304 note)); and
       ``(II) trade adjustment assistance under title II of the 
     Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2251 et seq.).''.
       (b) Trial Work Period.--Section 222(c) of the Social 
     Security Act (42 U.S.C. 422(c)) is amended by adding at the 
     end the following:
       ``(6)(A) For purposes of this subsection, an individual 
     shall be deemed to have rendered services in a month if the 
     individual is entitled to unemployment compensation for such 
     month.
       ``(B) For purposes of subparagraph (A), the term 
     `unemployment compensation' means--
       ``(i) `regular compensation', `extended compensation', and 
     `additional compensation' (as such terms are defined by 
     section 205 of the Federal-State Extended Unemployment 
     Compensation Act (26 U.S.C. 3304 note)); and
       ``(ii) trade adjustment assistance under title II of the 
     Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2251 et seq.).''.
       (c) Data Matching.--The Commissioner of Social Security 
     shall implement the amendments made by this section using 
     appropriate electronic data.
       (d) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
     shall apply with respect to individuals who initially apply 
     for disability insurance benefits on or after January 1, 
     2016.
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  SA 1395. Mr. DAINES submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to amend 
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       At the end of title I, add the following:

     SEC. 112. PROTECTION OF INDIAN EXPORTS AND TREATY RIGHTS.

       (a) In General.--Any trade agreement for which negotiations 
     are conducted under this title shall ensure that--
       (1) goods of or for the benefit of Indian tribes may be 
     exported through ports in the United States;
       (2) Indian treaty rights are protected; and
       (3) goods of or for the benefit of Indian tribes have the 
     opportunity to compete in the world market.
       (b) Conflicting Interests.--If different Indian tribes have 
     conflicting interests under subsection (a), the head of an 
     appropriate Federal agency, as designated by the President, 
     shall act to resolve that conflict.
       (c) Indian Tribe Defined.--In this section, the term 
     ``Indian tribe'' has the meaning given that term in section 4 
     of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act 
     (25 U.S.C. 450b).
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  SA 1396. Mr. COONS (for himself and Ms. Ayotte) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. 
Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 
to provide for a right to an administrative appeal relating to adverse 
determinations of tax-exempt status of certain organizations; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of the bill, add the following:

              TITLE III--MANUFACTURING SKILLS ACT OF 2015

     SEC. 301. SHORT TITLE.

       This title may be cited as the ``Manufacturing Skills Act 
     of 2015''.

     SEC. 302. DEFINITIONS.

       In this title:
       (1) Eligible entity.--The term ``eligible entity'' means a 
     State or a metropolitan area.
       (2) Institution of higher education.--The term 
     ``institution of higher education'' means each of the 
     following:
       (A) An institution of higher education, as defined in 
     section 101(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
     1001(a)).
       (B) A postsecondary vocational institution, as defined in 
     section 102(c) of such Act (20 U.S.C. 1002(c)).
       (3) Manufacturing sector.--The term ``manufacturing 
     sector'' means a manufacturing sector classified in code 31, 
     32, or 33 of the most recent version of the North American 
     Industry Classification System developed under the direction 
     of the Office of Management and Budget.

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       (4) Metropolitan area.--The term ``metropolitan area'' 
     means a standard metropolitan statistical area, as designated 
     by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
       (5) Partnership.--The term ``Partnership'' means the 
     Manufacturing Skills Partnership established in section 
     311(a).
       (6) State.--The term ``State'' means each of the several 
     States of the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 
     the District of Columbia, Guam, American Samoa, the United 
     States Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern 
     Mariana Islands.

                Subtitle A--Manufacturing Skills Program

     SEC. 311. MANUFACTURING SKILLS PROGRAM.

       (a) Manufacturing Skills Partnership.--The Secretary of 
     Commerce, Secretary of Labor, Secretary of Education, 
     Secretary of the Department of Defense, and Director of the 
     National Science Foundation shall jointly establish a 
     Manufacturing Skills Partnership consisting of the 
     Secretaries and the Director, or their representatives. The 
     Partnership shall--
       (1) administer and carry out the program established under 
     this subtitle;
       (2) establish and publish guidelines for the review of 
     applications, and the criteria for selection, for grants 
     under this subtitle; and
       (3) submit an annual report to Congress on--
       (A) the eligible entities that receive grants under this 
     subtitle; and
       (B) the progress such eligible entities have made in 
     achieving the milestones identified in accordance with 
     section 312(b)(2)(H).
       (b) Program Authorized.--
       (1) In general.--From amounts appropriated to carry out 
     this subtitle, the Partnership shall award grants, on a 
     competitive basis, to eligible entities to enable the 
     eligible entities to carry out their proposals submitted in 
     the application under section 312(b)(2), in order to promote 
     reforms in workforce education and skill training for 
     manufacturing in the eligible entities.
       (2) Grant duration.--A grant awarded under paragraph (1) 
     shall be for a 3-year period, with grant funds under such 
     grant distributed annually in accordance with subsection 
     (c)(2).
       (3) Second grants.--If amounts are made available to award 
     grants under this subtitle for subsequent grant periods, the 
     Partnership may award a grant to an eligible entity that 
     previously received a grant under this subtitle after such 
     first grant period expires. The Partnership shall evaluate 
     the performance of the eligible entity under the first grant 
     in determining whether to award the eligible entity a second 
     grant under this subtitle.

     SEC. 312. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS.

       (a) In General.--An eligible entity that desires to receive 
     a grant under this subtitle shall--
       (1) establish a task force, consisting of leaders from the 
     public, nonprofit, and manufacturing sectors, representatives 
     of labor organizations, representatives of elementary schools 
     and secondary schools, and representatives of institutions of 
     higher education, to apply for and carry out a grant under 
     this subtitle; and
       (2) submit an application at such time, in such manner, and 
     containing such information as the Partnership may require.
       (b) Application Contents.--The application described in 
     subsection (a)(2) shall include--
       (1) a description of the task force that the eligible 
     entity has assembled to design the proposal described in 
     paragraph (2);
       (2) a proposal that--
       (A) identifies, as of the date of the application--
       (i) the current strengths of the State or metropolitan area 
     represented by the eligible entity in manufacturing; and
       (ii) areas for new growth opportunities in manufacturing;
       (B) identifies, as of the date of the application, 
     manufacturing workforce and skills challenges preventing the 
     eligible entity from expanding in the areas identified under 
     subparagraph (A)(ii), such as--
       (i) a lack of availability of--

       (I) strong career and technical education;
       (II) educational programs in science, technology, 
     engineering, or mathematics; or
       (III) a skills training system; or

       (ii) an absence of customized training for existing 
     industrial businesses and sectors;
       (C) identifies challenges faced within the manufacturing 
     sector by underrepresented and disadvantaged workers, 
     including veterans, in the State or metropolitan area 
     represented by the eligible entity;
       (D) provides strategies, designed by the eligible entity, 
     to address challenges identified in subparagraphs (B) and (C) 
     through tangible projects and investments, with the deep and 
     sustainable involvement of manufacturing businesses;
       (E) identifies and leverages innovative and effective 
     career and technical education or skills training programs in 
     the field of manufacturing that are available in the eligible 
     entity;
       (F) leverages other Federal funds in support of such 
     strategies;
       (G) reforms State or local policies and governance, as 
     applicable, in support of such strategies; and
       (H) holds the eligible entity accountable, on a regular 
     basis, through a set of transparent performance measures, 
     including a timeline for the grant period describing when 
     specific milestones and reforms will be achieved; and
       (3) a description of the source of the matching funds 
     required under subsection (d) that the eligible entity will 
     use if selected for a grant under this subtitle.
       (c) Award Basis.--
       (1) Selection basis and maximum number of grants.--
       (A) In general.--The Partnership shall award grants under 
     this subtitle, by not earlier than January 1, 2015, and not 
     later than March 31, 2015, to the eligible entities that 
     submit the strongest and most comprehensive proposals under 
     subsection (b)(2).
       (B) Maximum number of grants.--For any grant period, the 
     Partnership shall award not more than 5 grants under this 
     subtitle to eligible entities representing States and not 
     more than 5 grants to eligible entities representing 
     metropolitan areas.
       (2)  Amount of grants.--
       (A) In general.--The Partnership shall award grants under 
     this subtitle in an amount that averages, for all grants 
     issued for a 3-year grant period, $10,000,000 for each year, 
     subject to subparagraph (C) and paragraph (3).
       (B) Amount.--In determining the amount of each grant for an 
     eligible entity, the Partnership shall take into 
     consideration the size of the industrial base of the eligible 
     entity.
       (C) Insufficient appropriations.--For any grant period for 
     which the amounts available to carry out this subtitle are 
     insufficient to award grants in the amount described in 
     subparagraph (A), the Partnership shall award grants in 
     amounts determined appropriate by the Partnership.
       (3) Funding contingent on performance.--In order for an 
     eligible entity to receive funds under a grant under this 
     subtitle for the second or third year of the grant period, 
     the eligible entity shall demonstrate to the Partnership that 
     the eligible entity has achieved the specific reforms and 
     milestones required under the timeline included in the 
     eligible entity's proposal under subsection (b)(2)(H).
       (4) Consultation with policy experts.--The Partnership 
     shall assemble a panel of manufacturing policy experts and 
     manufacturing leaders from the private sector to serve in an 
     advisory capacity in helping to oversee the competition and 
     review the competition's effectiveness.
       (d) Matching Funds.--An eligible entity receiving a grant 
     under this subtitle shall provide matching funds toward the 
     grant in an amount of not less than 50 percent of the costs 
     of the activities carried out under the grant. Matching funds 
     under this subsection shall be from non-Federal sources and 
     shall be in cash or in-kind.

     SEC. 313. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

       (a) In General.--There are authorized to be appropriated to 
     carry out this subtitle such sums as may be necessary for 
     fiscal year 2016.
       (b) Availability.--Funds appropriated under this section 
     shall remain available until expended.

       Subtitle B--Audit of Federal Education and Skills Training

     SEC. 321. AUDIT OF FEDERAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS TRAINING.

       (a) Audit.--By not later than March 31, 2016, the Director 
     of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, acting 
     through the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, 
     shall conduct an audit of all Federal education and skills 
     training programs related to manufacturing to ensure that 
     States and metropolitan areas are able to align Federal 
     resources to the greatest extent possible with the labor 
     demands of their primary manufacturing industries. In 
     carrying out the audit, the Director shall work with States 
     and metropolitan areas to determine how Federal funds can be 
     more tailored to meet their different needs.
       (b) Report and Recommendations.--By not later than March 
     31, 2016, the Director of the National Institute of Standards 
     and Technology shall prepare and submit a report to Congress 
     that includes--
       (1) a summary of the findings from the audit conducted 
     under subsection (a); and
       (2) recommendations for such legislative and administrative 
     actions to reform the existing funding for Federal education 
     and skills training programs related to manufacturing as the 
     Director determines appropriate.

                           Subtitle C--Offset

     SEC. 331. RESCISSION OF DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FUNDS.

       (a) Rescission of Funds.--Notwithstanding any other 
     provision of law, an amount equal to the amount of funds made 
     available to carry out subtitle A for a fiscal year shall be 
     rescinded, in accordance with subsection (b), from the 
     unobligated discretionary funds available to the Secretary 
     from prior fiscal years.
       (b) Return of Funds.--Notwithstanding any other provision 
     of law, by not later than 15 days after funds are 
     appropriated or made available to carry out subtitle A, the 
     Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall--
       (1) identify from which appropriations accounts available 
     to the Secretary of Labor the rescission described in 
     subsection (a) shall apply; and
       (2) determine the amount of the rescission that shall apply 
     to each account.
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  SA 1397. Mr. MERKLEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend

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the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       On page 100, between lines 20 and 21, insert the following:
       (7) For agreements that undermine states and local 
     governments.--The trade authorities procedures shall not 
     apply to an implementing bill submitted with respect to a 
     trade agreement entered into under section 103(b) that 
     includes provisions that could subject policies of State or 
     local governments in the United States to claims by foreign 
     investors that would be decided outside the United States 
     legal system.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1398. Mr. MERKLEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       On page 100, between lines 20 and 21, insert the following:
       (7) For agreements that undermine the public availability 
     of information about food.--The trade authorities procedures 
     shall not apply to an implementing bill submitted with 
     respect to a trade agreement entered into under section 
     103(b) that includes provisions that could limit the right of 
     the United States to provide information to the public on 
     food for sale in United States markets, including through the 
     use of nondiscriminatory labeling requirements.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1399. Mr. MERKLEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       On page 44, strike lines 4 through 9, and insert the 
     following:
       (2) Conditions.--
       (A) In general.--A trade agreement may be entered into 
     under this subsection only if such agreement makes progress 
     in meeting the applicable objectives described in subsections 
     (a) and (b) of section 102 and the President satisfies the 
     conditions set forth in sections 104 and 105.
       (B) Prohibition on certain agreements.--A trade agreement 
     may be entered into under this subsection only if the 
     agreement fully protects the right of the United States to 
     require, in a nondiscriminatory manner, disclosure of the 
     country of origin of food sold in the United States.
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  SA 1400. Mr. MERKLEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       On page 44, strike lines 4 through 9, and insert the 
     following:
       (2) Conditions.--
       (A) In general.--A trade agreement may be entered into 
     under this subsection only if such agreement makes progress 
     in meeting the applicable objectives described in subsections 
     (a) and (b) of section 102 and the President satisfies the 
     conditions set forth in sections 104 and 105.
       (B) Prohibition on certain agreements.--A trade agreement 
     may be entered into under this subsection only if the 
     agreement fully protects the right of the United States to 
     provide information to the public on food for sale in United 
     States markets, including through the use of 
     nondiscriminatory labeling requirements.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1401. Mr. MERKLEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       On page 100, between lines 20 and 21, insert the following:
       (7) For agreements that undermine protection of the 
     environment, public health, and consumers.--The trade 
     authorities procedures shall not apply to an implementing 
     bill submitted with respect to a trade agreement entered into 
     under section 103(b) unless the agreement exempts policies 
     for protecting the environment, public health, and consumers 
     from any investor-state dispute settlement provisions 
     included in the agreement.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1402. Mr. MERKLEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       On page 100, between lines 20 and 21, insert the following:
       (7) For agreements that undermine united states 
     sovereignty.--The trade authorities procedures shall not 
     apply to an implementing bill submitted with respect to a 
     trade agreement entered into under section 103(b) that 
     includes provisions that could subject policies of the United 
     States Government or any State or local government in the 
     United States to claims by foreign investors that would be 
     decided outside the United States legal system.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1403. Mr. MERKLEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       On page 23, between lines 8 and 9, insert the following:
       (ii) adopts and maintains measures ensuring a minimum wage 
     that is appropriately comparable to the Federal minimum wage 
     in the United States, taking into account the local cost of 
     living and other factors,
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1404. Mr. MERKLEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       On page 100, between lines 20 and 21, insert the following:
       (7) For agreements that undermine the public availability 
     of information about food.--The trade authorities procedures 
     shall not apply to an implementing bill submitted with 
     respect to a trade agreement entered into under section 
     103(b) that includes provisions that could limit the right of 
     the United States to require, in a nondiscriminatory manner, 
     disclosure of the country of origin of food sold in the 
     United States.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1405. Mr. DONNELLY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       At the end of section 106(a)(2)(A)(ii)(II), add the 
     following:
       (ee) whether and how the agreement will increase production 
     and employment in the United States and whether and how the 
     agreement will increase the wages of workers in the United 
     States.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1406. Mr. DONNELLY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       On page 119, between lines 20 and 21, insert the following:

     SEC. 204. CONSIDERATION OF TRAINING PROGRAMS THAT LEAD TO 
                   RECOGNIZED POSTSECONDARY CREDENTIALS.

       Section 236(a) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2296(a)) 
     is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(12) In approving training for adversely affected workers 
     and adversely affected incumbent workers under paragraph (1), 
     the Secretary shall give consideration to training programs 
     that lead to recognized postsecondary credentials and are 
     aligned with in-demand occupations.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1407. Mr. DONNELLY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       At the end of title I, add the following:

     SEC. 112. REPORT ON IMPORTS OF STEEL.

       Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act, and not less frequently than annually thereafter 
     while this title is in effect, the Secretary of Commerce 
     shall submit to Congress a report on imports

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     into the United States of steel, including an analysis of, 
     for the year preceding the submission of the report--
       (1) any changes to the supply chain in the United States 
     with respect to steel;
       (2) any changes to employment in the United States with 
     respect to steel; and
       (3) the impact of imports into the United States of steel 
     on the changes described in paragraphs (1) and (2).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1408. Mr. PAUL submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to amend 
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       At the end, add the following:

                TITLE III--FEDERAL RESERVE TRANSPARENCY

     SECTION 301. SHORT TITLE.

       This title may be cited as the ``Federal Reserve 
     Transparency Act of 2015''.

     SEC. 302. AUDIT REFORM AND TRANSPARENCY FOR THE BOARD OF 
                   GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM.

       (a) In General.--Notwithstanding section 714 of title 31, 
     United States Code, or any other provision of law, an audit 
     of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and 
     the Federal reserve banks under subsection (b) of such 
     section 714 shall be completed within 12 months of the date 
     of enactment of this Act.
       (b) Report.--
       (1) In general.--A report on the audit required under 
     subsection (a) shall be submitted by the Comptroller General 
     to the Congress before the end of the 90-day period beginning 
     on the date on which such audit is completed and made 
     available to the Speaker of the House, the majority and 
     minority leaders of the House of Representatives, the 
     majority and minority leaders of the Senate, the Chairman and 
     Ranking Member of the committee and each subcommittee of 
     jurisdiction in the House of Representatives and the Senate, 
     and any other Member of Congress who requests it.
       (2) Contents.--The report under paragraph (1) shall include 
     a detailed description of the findings and conclusion of the 
     Comptroller General with respect to the audit that is the 
     subject of the report, together with such recommendations for 
     legislative or administrative action as the Comptroller 
     General may determine to be appropriate.
       (c) Repeal of Certain Limitations.--Subsection (b) of 
     section 714 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by 
     striking all after ``in writing.''.
       (d) Technical and Conforming Amendment.--Section 714 of 
     title 31, United States Code, is amended by striking 
     subsection (f).

     SEC. 303. AUDIT OF LOAN FILE REVIEWS REQUIRED BY ENFORCEMENT 
                   ACTIONS.

       (a) In General.--The Comptroller General of the United 
     States shall conduct an audit of the review of loan files of 
     homeowners in foreclosure in 2009 or 2010, required as part 
     of the enforcement actions taken by the Board of Governors of 
     the Federal Reserve System against supervised financial 
     institutions.
       (b) Content of Audit.--The audit carried out pursuant to 
     subsection (a) shall consider, at a minimum--
       (1) the guidance given by the Board of Governors of the 
     Federal Reserve System to independent consultants retained by 
     the supervised financial institutions regarding the 
     procedures to be followed in conducting the file reviews;
       (2) the factors considered by independent consultants when 
     evaluating loan files;
       (3) the results obtained by the independent consultants 
     pursuant to those reviews;
       (4) the determinations made by the independent consultants 
     regarding the nature and extent of financial injury sustained 
     by each homeowner as well as the level and type of 
     remediation offered to each homeowner; and
       (5) the specific measures taken by the independent 
     consultants to verify, confirm, or rebut the assertions and 
     representations made by supervised financial institutions 
     regarding the contents of loan files and the extent of 
     financial injury to homeowners.
       (c) Report.--Not later than the end of the 6-month period 
     beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act, the 
     Comptroller General shall issue a report to the Congress 
     containing all findings and determinations made in carrying 
     out the audit required under subsection (a).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1409. Mr. MERKLEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       On page 100, between lines 20 and 21, insert the following:
       (7) For agreements that subject united states workers to 
     unfair competition on the basis of wages.--The trade 
     authorities procedures shall not apply to an implementing 
     bill submitted with respect to a trade agreement entered into 
     under section 103(b) unless the agreement--
       (A) establishes a minimum wage that each party to the 
     agreement is required to establish and maintain before the 
     trade agreement is implemented; and
       (B) stipulates that the minimum wage required for each 
     party to the agreement increase over time, to continuously 
     reduce the disparity between the lowest and highest minimum 
     wages paid by parties to the agreement.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1410. Mr. MENENDEZ submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 1221 proposed by Mr. Hatch to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; which was ordered to lie on the table; 
as follows:

       On page 100, between lines 13 and 14, insert the following:
       (B) Exception.--
       (i) Invoking exception.--If the Secretary of State submits 
     to the appropriate congressional committees a letter stating 
     that a country subject to subparagraph (A) has taken concrete 
     actions to implement the principal recommendations in the 
     most recent annual report on trafficking in persons, this 
     paragraph shall not apply with respect to agreements with 
     that country.
       (ii) Content of letter; public availability.--A letter 
     submitted under clause (i) with respect to a country shall--

       (I) include a description of the concrete actions that the 
     country has taken to implement the principal recommendations 
     described in clause (i); and
       (II) be made available to the public.

       (iii) Appropriate congressional committees defined.--In 
     this subparagraph, the term ``appropriate congressional 
     committees'' means--

       (I) the Committee on Ways and Means and the Committee on 
     Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives; and
       (II) the Committee on Finance and the Committee on Foreign 
     Relations of the Senate.

                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1411. Mr. HATCH proposed an amendment to the bill H.R. 1314, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an 
administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt 
status of certain organizations; as follows:

       In lieu of the text proposed to be stricken, insert the 
     following:
       (11) Foreign currency manipulation.--The principal 
     negotiating objective of the United States with respect to 
     unfair currency practices is to seek to establish 
     accountability through enforceable rules, transparency, 
     reporting, monitoring, cooperative mechanisms, or other means 
     to address exchange rate manipulation involving protracted 
     large scale intervention in one direction in the exchange 
     markets and a persistently undervalued foreign exchange rate 
     to gain an unfair competitive advantage in trade over other 
     parties to a trade agreement, consistent with existing 
     obligations of the United States as a member of the 
     International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization.

                          ____________________