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[Congressional Bills 106th Congress]
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[H.R. 506 Introduced in House (IH)]







106th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 506

To ensure that the volume of steel imports does not exceed the average 
  monthly volume of such imports during the 36-month period preceding 
                               July 1997.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            February 2, 1999

   Mr. Visclosky (for himself, Mr. Quinn, Mr. Kucinich, Mr. Ney, Mr. 
Murtha, Mr. Gephardt, Mr. Bonior, Mr. Klink, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Wise, Mr. 
Vento, Mr. Doyle, Mr. Dickey, Mr. Mollohan, Mr. Stupak, Mr. Traficant, 
 Mr. Evans, Mr. Kennedy of Rhode Island, Mr. Rahall, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. 
    Bishop, Mr. Costello, Mr. Bachus, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Conyers, Mr. 
Strickland, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. Owens, Ms. Rivers, Mr. Hall 
of Texas, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Peterson of Pennsylvania, Mr. Delahunt, Mr. 
   Pallone, Mr. Brown of Ohio, Ms. Lee, Mr. Rush, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. 
  Matsui, Mr. Norwood, Mr. Blagojevich, Mr. Mascara, Mr. Meeks of New 
  York, Mr. Cardin, Ms. Hooley of Oregon, Ms. Carson, Mr. Olver, Mr. 
LaTourette, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Mr. Hilliard, Mr. Dingell, Mrs. 
  Jones of Ohio, Mr. Crowley, Mr. Coyne, Mr. Towns, Ms. McKinney, Mr. 
Skeen, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Ms. DeLauro, 
 Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. Filner, Mr. Kanjorski, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, 
   Mr. Holden, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr. Rothman, Mr. Cummings, Mr. 
  Spratt, Mr. Rodriguez, Ms. Stabenow, Mrs. McCarthy of New York, Mr. 
 Kildee, Ms. Sanchez, Ms. McCarthy of Missouri, Ms. Norton, Mr. Romero-
  Barcelo, Mr. Metcalf, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Oberstar, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. 
      Lampson, Mr. Shows, Ms. Millender-McDonald, Mr. Thompson of 
Mississippi, Mr. Frost, Ms. Danner, Mr. Roemer, Mr. Cannon, Mr. Hoyer, 
Mr. Cramer, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Hill of Indiana, Mr. Wynn, Mrs. Clayton, 
  Mr. Menendez, Mr. Clyburn, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Mr. 
DeFazio, Mr. Callahan, Mrs. Thurman, Mr. Horn, Ms. Waters, Mr. Brown of 
    California, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Weygand, Mr. Berry, Mr. 
 Baldacci, Mr. Borski, and Mr. George Miller of California) introduced 
  the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and 
                                 Means

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                                 A BILL


 
To ensure that the volume of steel imports does not exceed the average 
  monthly volume of such imports during the 36-month period preceding 
                               July 1997.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. REDUCTION IN VOLUME OF STEEL IMPORTS.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, within 60 days after 
the date of the enactment of this Act, the President shall take the 
necessary steps, by imposing quotas, tariff surcharges, negotiated 
enforceable voluntary export restraint agreements, or otherwise, to 
ensure that the volume of steel products imported into the United 
States during any month does not exceed the average volume of steel 
products that was imported monthly into the United States during the 
36-month period preceding July 1997.

SEC. 2. ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY.

    Within 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the 
Secretary of the Treasury, through the United States Customs Service, 
and the Secretary of Commerce shall implement a program for 
administering and enforcing the restraints on imports under section 1. 
The Customs Service is authorized to refuse entry into the customs 
territory of the United States of any steel products that exceed the 
allowable levels of imports of such products.

SEC. 3. APPLICABILITY.

    (a) Categories.--This Act shall apply to the following categories 
of steel products: semifinished, plates, sheets and strips, wire rods, 
wire and wire products, rail type products, bars, structural shapes and 
units, pipes and tubes, iron ore, and coke products.
    (b) Volume.--Volume of steel products for purposes of this Act 
shall be determined on the basis of tonnage of such products.

SEC. 4. EXPIRATION.

    This Act shall expire at the end of the 3-year period beginning 60 
days after the date of the enactment of this Act.
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