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Steel Import Limitation bill (Identified by CRS)

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Official Title as Introduced

To provide for a reduction in the volume of steel imports, and to establish a steel import notification and monitoring program.

Actions Overview (3)

03/17/1999Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 289 - 141 (Roll no. 56).
03/15/1999Reported adversely by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 106-52.
03/04/1999Introduced in House

All Actions (24)

Date Chamber
06/22/1999SenateCloture on the motion to proceed not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 42-57. Record Vote No: 178. (consideration: CR S7405)
06/22/1999SenateMotion to proceed considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S7393-7406)
06/18/1999SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S7260)
06/18/1999SenateCloture motion on the motion to proceed to the bill presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S7260)
06/18/1999SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S7260)
03/19/1999SenateRead the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 66.
03/18/1999SenateReceived in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
03/17/1999-3:37pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
03/17/1999-3:37pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 289 - 141 (Roll no. 56).
03/17/1999-3:29pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business.
03/17/1999-1:37pmHouseVOTE POSTPONED - The Chair put the question on passage of H.R. 975 by voice vote and announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Archer subsequently demanded the yeas-and-nays. Pursuant to clause 8 of Rule XX the chair postponed further proceedings on the measure until later in the legislative day.
03/17/1999-1:36pmHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
03/17/1999-12:30pmHouseDEBATE - The House resumed debate on H.R. 975.
03/17/1999-11:44amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with ninety minutes of debate on H.R. 975.
03/17/1999-11:44amHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 975. It shall be in order without intervention of any point of order to consider the bill in the House. The bill shall be considered as read for amendment. The previous question shall be considered as ordered to final passage without intervening motion except (1) ninety minutes of debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means and (2) one motion to recommit. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
03/17/1999-11:44amHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 114. (consideration: CR H1349-1370, H1382-1383)
03/17/1999-11:42amHouseRule H. Res. 114 passed House.
03/16/1999-3:24pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 114 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 975. It shall be in order without intervention of any point of order to consider the bill in the House. The bill shall be considered as read for amendment. The previous question shall be considered as ordered to final passage without intervening motion except (1) ninety minutes of debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means and (2) one motion to recommit. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
03/15/1999HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 32.
03/15/1999HouseReported adversely by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 106-52.
03/10/1999HouseOrdered to be Reported Adversely by Voice Vote.
03/10/1999HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
03/04/1999HouseReferred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
03/04/1999HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (204)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Quinn, Jack [R-NY-30]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Traficant, James A., Jr. [D-OH-17]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Ney, Robert W. [R-OH-18]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Kucinich, Dennis J. [D-OH-10]* 03/04/1999
Rep. English, Phil [R-PA-21]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Murtha, John P. [D-PA-12]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Klink, Ron [D-PA-4]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Regula, Ralph [R-OH-16]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Dingell, John D. [D-MI-16]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Weller, Jerry [R-IL-11]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Gephardt, Richard A. [D-MO-3]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Gekas, George W. [R-PA-17]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Bonior, David E. [D-MI-10]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Strickland, Ted [D-OH-6]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Ganske, Greg [R-IA-4]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD-3]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Franks, Bob [R-NJ-7]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Coyne, William J. [D-PA-14]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Berry, Marion [D-AR-1]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Peterson, John E. [R-PA-5]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Goodling, William F. [R-PA-19]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 03/04/1999
Rep. McCarthy, Karen [D-MO-5]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Gillmor, Paul E. [R-OH-5]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Wise, Robert E., Jr. [D-WV-2]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Ehrlich, Robert L., Jr. [R-MD-2]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Moakley, John Joseph [D-MA-9]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Mollohan, Alan B. [D-WV-1]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-3]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Costello, Jerry F. [D-IL-12]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Matsui, Robert T. [D-CA-5]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Lipinski, William O. [D-IL-3]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Blagojevich, Rod R. [D-IL-5]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Sandlin, Max [D-TX-1]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Holden, Tim [D-PA-6]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Roemer, Tim [D-IN-3]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Millender-McDonald, Juanita [D-CA-37]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-8]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT-At Large]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Hall, Ralph M. [D-TX-4]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Rodriguez, Ciro D. [D-TX-28]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Stupak, Bart [D-MI-1]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr. [D-AL-5]* 03/04/1999
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-6]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Boucher, Rick [D-VA-9]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH-13]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Maloney, James H. [D-CT-5]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-26]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI-8]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Mascara, Frank [D-PA-20]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-2]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [D-IL-2]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Hilliard, Earl F. [D-AL-7]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J. [D-RI-1]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Hooley, Darlene [D-OR-5]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Boswell, Leonard L. [D-IA-3]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Delahunt, William D. [D-MA-10]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 03/04/1999
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-50]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Mink, Patsy T. [D-HI-2]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Bryant, Ed [R-TN-7]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Burton, Dan [R-IN-6]* 03/04/1999
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-21]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Borski, Robert A. [D-PA-3]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Kleczka, Gerald D. [D-WI-4]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Forbes, Michael P. [R-NY-1]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-24]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Sawyer, Tom [D-OH-14]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Cannon, Chris [R-UT-3]* 03/04/1999
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-16] 03/09/1999
Rep. Vento, Bruce F. [D-MN-4] 03/09/1999
Rep. Moore, Dennis [D-KS-3] 03/09/1999
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 03/09/1999
Rep. Jenkins, William L. [R-TN-1] 03/09/1999
Rep. LaTourette, Steven C. [R-OH-19] 03/09/1999
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2] 03/09/1999
Rep. Metcalf, Jack [R-WA-2] 03/09/1999
Rep. Mica, John L. [R-FL-7] 03/09/1999
Rep. Norwood, Charles W. [R-GA-10] 03/09/1999
Rep. Goode, Virgil H., Jr. [D-VA-5] 03/09/1999
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-20] 03/09/1999
Rep. Souder, Mark E. [R-IN-4] 03/09/1999
Rep. Walsh, James T. [R-NY-25] 03/09/1999
Rep. Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [D-MI-15] 03/09/1999
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3] 03/09/1999
Rep. Brown, George E., Jr. [D-CA-42] 03/09/1999
Rep. Bachus, Spencer [R-AL-6] 03/09/1999
Rep. Reyes, Silvestre [D-TX-16] 03/09/1999
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12] 03/09/1999
Rep. Lampson, Nick [D-TX-9] 03/09/1999
Rep. Ford, Harold E., Jr. [D-TN-9] 03/09/1999
Rep. Carson, Julia [D-IN-10] 03/09/1999
Rep. McIntyre, Mike [D-NC-7] 03/09/1999
Rep. Phelps, David D. [D-IL-19] 03/09/1999
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 03/09/1999
Rep. Dixon, Julian C. [D-CA-32] 03/09/1999
Rep. Danner, Pat [D-MO-6] 03/09/1999
Rep. Thurman, Karen L. [D-FL-5] 03/09/1999
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 03/09/1999
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 03/09/1999
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 03/09/1999
Rep. Horn, Stephen [R-CA-38] 03/09/1999
Rep. Jones, Stephanie Tubbs [D-OH-11] 03/09/1999
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] 03/09/1999
Rep. Baldacci, John Elias [D-ME-2] 03/09/1999
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3] 03/09/1999
Rep. Callahan, Sonny [R-AL-1] 03/09/1999
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-22] 03/09/1999
Rep. Chenoweth-Hage, Helen [R-ID-1] 03/09/1999
Rep. Clay, William (Bill) [D-MO-1] 03/09/1999
Rep. Clement, Bob [D-TN-5] 03/09/1999
Rep. Coburn, Tom [R-OK-2] 03/09/1999
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 03/09/1999
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8] 03/09/1999
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-9] 03/09/1999
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 03/09/1999
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 03/09/1999
Rep. Wynn, Albert Russell [D-MD-4] 03/09/1999
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5] 03/09/1999
Rep. Spratt, John M., Jr. [D-SC-5] 03/09/1999
Rep. Emerson, Jo Ann [R-MO-8] 03/09/1999
Rep. Inslee, Jay [D-WA-1] 03/09/1999
Rep. Cook, Merrill [R-UT-2] 03/09/1999
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-9] 03/09/1999
Rep. Hall, Tony P. [D-OH-3] 03/09/1999
Rep. Skeen, Joe [R-NM-2] 03/09/1999
Rep. Shows, Ronnie [D-MS-4] 03/09/1999
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-8] 03/09/1999
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18] 03/09/1999
Rep. Barcia, James A. [D-MI-5] 03/09/1999
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 03/09/1999
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] 03/09/1999
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 03/09/1999
Rep. LaFalce, John J. [D-NY-29] 03/09/1999
Rep. Gonzalez, Charles A. [D-TX-20] 03/09/1999
Rep. Hill, Baron P. [D-IN-9] 03/09/1999
Rep. Minge, David [D-MN-2] 03/09/1999
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 03/09/1999
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15] 03/09/1999
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-46] 03/09/1999
Rep. Tierney, John F. [D-MA-6] 03/09/1999
Rep. Tauscher, Ellen O. [D-CA-10] 03/09/1999
Rep. Clayton, Eva M. [D-NC-1] 03/09/1999
Rep. Sabo, Martin Olav [D-MN-5] 03/09/1999
Rep. McKinney, Cynthia A. [D-GA-4] 03/09/1999
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-17] 03/09/1999
Rep. Greenwood, James C. [R-PA-8] 03/09/1999
Rep. Kanjorski, Paul E. [D-PA-11] 03/09/1999
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 03/09/1999
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6] 03/10/1999
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17] 03/10/1999
Rep. Everett, Terry [R-AL-2] 03/10/1999
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben [D-TX-15] 03/10/1999
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 03/10/1999
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9] 03/10/1999
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28] 03/10/1999
Rep. Weygand, Robert A. [D-RI-2] 03/10/1999
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2] 03/10/1999
Rep. Hefley, Joel [R-CO-5] 03/10/1999
Rep. Riley, Bob [R-AL-3] 03/10/1999
Rep. Underwood, Robert A. [D-GU-At Large] 03/10/1999
Rep. Romero-Barcelo, Carlos A. [D-PR-At Large] 03/10/1999
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-35] 03/10/1999
Rep. Kasich, John R. [R-OH-12] 03/10/1999
Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] 03/10/1999
Rep. Wamp, Zach [R-TN-3] 03/10/1999
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10] 03/10/1999
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 03/10/1999
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14] 03/10/1999
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-7] 03/10/1999
Rep. Gibbons, Jim [R-NV-2] 03/10/1999
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7] 03/10/1999
Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4] 03/10/1999
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-34] 03/10/1999
Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1] 03/10/1999
Rep. Hostettler, John N. [R-IN-8] 03/10/1999
Rep. Martinez, Matthew G. [D-CA-31] 03/10/1999
Rep. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI-2] 03/10/1999
Rep. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ-13] 03/10/1999
Rep. Sisisky, Norman [D-VA-4] 03/15/1999
Rep. Frost, Martin [D-TX-24] 03/15/1999
Rep. Luther, Bill [D-MN-6] 03/15/1999
Rep. Rivers, Lynn N. [D-MI-13] 03/15/1999
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-33] 03/15/1999
Rep. Boyd, Allen [D-FL-2] 03/15/1999
Rep. Bentsen, Ken [D-TX-25] 03/15/1999
Rep. Shuster, Bud [R-PA-9] 03/15/1999

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Ways and Means03/04/1999 Referred to
03/10/1999 Markup by
03/15/1999 Reported by H. Rept. 106-52

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Introduced in House (03/04/1999)

Directs the President to impose quotas, tariff surcharges, or negotiate enforceable voluntary export restraint agreements in order to ensure that the volume of imported 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) during any month does not exceed the average volume of imported steel for the 36-month period preceding July 1997. Directs the Secretaries of the Treasury and of Commerce to implement a program for administering and enforcing the restraints on such imports. Authorizes the Customs Service to refuse entry into the U.S. customs territory for a three year period of any steel products that exceed the allowable levels of such products.

Directs the Secretary of Commerce to establish and implement a steel import notification and monitoring program. Requires any person who intends to import steel products into the United States to first obtain an import notification certificate. Sets forth specified import notification certificate requirements.

Directs the Secretary of Commerce to publish on a weekly basis through the Internet certain information obtained from steel import notification certificate applications regarding imported steel, including country of origin, the port of entry, quantity, value of steel imported, single producer or exporter countries, and whether such imports are entered into a bonded warehouse or foreign trade zone. Authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to charge reasonable fees to defray the costs of carrying out this Act.