Summary: H.R.3833 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (11/21/1989)

Trade and Technology Promotion Act of 1989 - Title I: General Provisions - Sets forth congressional findings with respect to U.S. international competitiveness.

Title II: Department of Industry and Technology - Part A: Establishment, Organization, Officers and Administration - Establishes the Department of Industry and Technology (Department) as an executive department which shall be administered by a Secretary of Industry and Technology (Secretary). Provides for the appointment by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate of the Secretary and a Deputy Secretary of Industry and Technology. Sets forth the functions of the Secretary, including: (1) to seek and promote new opportunities for U.S. products in the world marketplace; (2) to assist U.S. businesses in developing export markets; and (3) to develop programs to promote U.S. international economic and technology policy.

Establishes within the Department: (1) the Office of the Under Secretary for Industry; (2) the Office of the Under Secretary for Technology; and (3) the Office of the Under Secretary for Trade Enforcement.

Authorizes appropriations.

Part B: Advanced Civilian Technology Agency - Establishes within the Department the Advanced Civilian Technology Agency. Provides that such Agency shall be administered by an Administrator, who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Sets forth the functions of such Agency.

Authorizes the Secretary, through the Administrator, to make grants and enter into contracts and cooperative agreements with research and development organizations to support long-term projects for: (1) research and development of new or advanced technology for the private sector of the U.S. economy; and (2) research concerning the commercial adaptation of such technology. Sets forth requirements with respect to such grants and contracts. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1991 through 1993.

Part C: Export-Import Bank of the United States - Amends the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945 to make the Secretary the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Authorizes appropriations.

Part D: Overseas Private Investment Corporation - Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to make the Secretary the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Authorizes appropriations.

Part E: The National Security Council - Amends the National Security Act of 1947 to include the Secretary, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the United States Trade Representative as members of the National Security Council.

Authorizes appropriations.

Part F: Interagency Export Enhancement Committee - Establishes the Interagency Export Enhancement Committee within the Executive Office of the President. Requires the Secretary to coordinate the domestic and international programs of all Federal agencies related to the enhancement of U.S. export capabilities. Authorizes appropriations.

Part G: Transfers to the Department - Transfers functions of the Department of Commerce and the Trade Development Program of the Department of State to the Secretary.

Part H: Administrative Provisions - Sets forth administrative provisions dealing with: (1) Department of Industry and Technology personnel; (2) the power of the Secretary to delegate functions; (3) the succession of officers within the Department; (4) the authority of the Secretary to reorganize the Department; (5) the authority of the Secretary to issue rules and regulations; (6) the establishment of a working capital fund for the Department; and (7) other administrative matters. Requires the Secretary to submit a report to the President for transmission to the Congress.

Sets forth conforming amendments.

Title III: Establishment of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Within the Environmental Protection Agency - Part A: Establishment of Administration - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Act of 1989 - Establishes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration within the Environmental Protection Agency.

Part B: Administrative Provisions - Sets forth administrative provisions dealing with the Administration.

Title IV: Assistant to the President for Science and Technology - Establishes an Assistant to the President for Science and Technology in the Executive Office of the President.

Authorizes appropriations.

Title V: Overseas Library of Congress Trade Office - Amends the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 to direct the Librarian of Congress to establish an Office of Trade Information within the Congressional Research Service. Declares that the function of the Office is to provide Members of Congress with information concerning United States and foreign trade and investment.

Authorizes appropriations.

Title VI: Transitional, Savings, and Conforming Provisions - Sets forth transitional, savings, and conforming provisions relating to changes made by this Act.

Title VII: Miscellaneous - Sets forth provisions relating to: (1) effective dates; (2) interim appointments of officers required by this Act; and (3) authorization of appropriations.