Text: H.Res.635 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 106th Congress]
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[H. Res. 635 Introduced in House (IH)]







106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
H. RES. 635

  Calling on the President to take all appropriate action within his 
  power to provide relief from injury caused by steel imports and to 
immediately request the United States International Trade Commission to 
   commence an expedited investigation for positive adjustment under 
      section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974 of those steel imports.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            October 17, 2000

Mr. Mollohan (for himself, Mr. Quinn, Mr. Wise, Mr. Ney, Mr. Klink, Mr. 
 Regula, Mr. Holt, Mr. Sherwood, Mr. Evans, Mr. LoBiondo, Mr. Hoeffel, 
  Mr. Lazio, Mr. Maloney of Connecticut, Mr. McHugh, Mr. Murtha, Mr. 
English, Mr. Visclosky, Mr. Buyer, Ms. Carson, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, 
Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. Ackerman, Mr. Aderholt, Mr. Barcia, Mr. Barrett of 
  Wisconsin, Mr. Becerra, Ms. Berkley, Mr. Berry, Mr. Bilirakis, Mr. 
   Bishop, Mr. Blagojevich, Mr. Bonior, Mr. Borski, Mr. Boswell, Mr. 
Boucher, Mr. Boyd, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Ms. Brown of Florida, Mr. 
 Brown of Ohio, Mr. Callahan, Mr. Cannon, Mr. Capuano, Mr. Cardin, Mr. 
 Clay, Mr. Clyburn, Mr. Costello, Mr. Coyne, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Crowley, 
   Mr. Cummings, Ms. Danner, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mr. DeFazio, Ms. 
DeLauro, Mr. Delahunt, Mr. Dingell, Mr. Dixon, Mr. Doyle, Mr. Edwards, 
  Mr. Ehrlich, Mrs. Emerson, Mr. Everett, Mr. Farr of California, Mr. 
 Fattah, Mr. Forbes, Mr. Ford, Mr. Gekas, Mr. Gephardt, Mr. Gilchrest, 
Mr. Gordon, Mr. Green of Texas, Mr. Green of Wisconsin, Mr. Greenwood, 
Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. Hall of Texas, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Hill of 
 Indiana, Mr. Hilliard, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Hobson, Mr. Holden, Mr. Horn, 
   Mr. Hostettler, Mr. Hoyer, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Inslee, Mr. Jackson of 
 Illinois, Mrs. Jones of Ohio, Mr. Kanjorski, Ms. Kaptur, Mrs. Kelly, 
Mr. Kildee, Ms. Kilpatrick, Mr. Kleczka, Mr. Kucinich, Mr. LaFalce, Mr. 
 Larson, Mr. LaTourette, Mr. Leach, Mr. Levin, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. Lucas 
of Kentucky, Mr. Markey, Mr. Mascara, Mr. Matsui, Mrs. McCarthy of New 
    York, Ms. McCarthy of Missouri, Mr. McGovern, Mr. McIntosh, Mr. 
McIntyre, Ms. McKinney, Mr. McNulty, Mrs. Meek of Florida, Mr. Meeks of 
  New York, Mr. Menendez, Ms. Millender-McDonald, Mr. Gary Miller of 
 California, Mrs. Mink of Hawaii, Mr. Moakley, Mr. Moore, Mrs. Myrick, 
  Mr. Nadler, Ms. Norton, Mr. Norwood, Mr. Oberstar, Mr. Pallone, Mr. 
  Pascrell, Mr. Pastor, Mr. Peterson of Pennsylvania, Mr. Phelps, Mr. 
 Pitts, Mr. Pomeroy, Mr. Rahall, Mr. Reyes, Mr. Riley, Ms. Rivers, Mr. 
   Rodriguez, Mr. Roemer, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Rush, Mr. Sabo, Mr. 
   Sanders, Mr. Sandlin, Mr. Saxton, Mr. Sawyer, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. 
    Shows, Mr. Skeen, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Souder, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. 
 Stenholm, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Stupak, Mr. Sweeney, Mrs. Thurman, Mr. 
  Tierney, Mr. Thompson of California, Mr. Traficant, Mr. Turner, Mr. 
Udall of New Mexico, Mr. Walsh, Mr. Weldon of Pennsylvania, Mr. Wexler, 
Mr. Weygand, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Wu, and Mr. Wynn) submitted the following 
   resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

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                               RESOLUTION


 
  Calling on the President to take all appropriate action within his 
  power to provide relief from injury caused by steel imports and to 
immediately request the United States International Trade Commission to 
   commence an expedited investigation for positive adjustment under 
      section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974 of those steel imports.

Whereas total steel imports in 2000 will be over 2\1/2\ times higher than in 
        1991, continuing the alarming trend of sharply increasing steel imports 
        over the past decade;
Whereas unprecedented levels of steel imports flooded the United States market 
        in 1998 and 1999, causing a crisis in which thousands of steelworkers 
        were laid off and 6 steel companies went bankrupt;
Whereas the domestic steel industry still has not had an opportunity to recover 
        from the 1998-1999 steel import crisis, and steel imports are again 
        causing serious injury to United States steel producers and workers;
Whereas total steel imports through August 2000 are 17 percent higher than over 
        the same period in 1999 and greater even than imports over the same 
        period in 1998, a record year;
Whereas steel prices continue to be depressed, with hot-rolled steel prices 12 
        percent lower in August 2000 than in the first quarter of 1998, and 
        average import customs values for all steel products more than 15 
        percent lower over the same period;
Whereas the United States Government must maintain and fully enforce all 
        existing relief against foreign unfair trade;
Whereas the United States steel industry is a clean, highly efficient industry 
        having modernized itself at great human and financial cost, shedding 
        over 330,000 jobs and investing more than $50,000,000,000 over the last 
        20 years;
Whereas capacity utilization in the United States steel industry has fallen 
        sharply since the beginning of the year and the market capitalization 
        and debt ratings of the major United States steel firms are at 
        precarious levels;
Whereas the Department of Commerce recently documented the underlying market-
        distorting practices and longstanding structural problems that plague 
        the global steel trade with excess capacity and cause diversion of 
        unfairly traded foreign steel to the United States; and
Whereas the President recognized that unfair trade played a significant role in 
        the devastating import surge of steel and recognized the need to 
        vigorously enforce the trade laws: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives calls upon the 
President--
            (1) to take all appropriate action within his power to 
        provide relief from injury caused by steel imports; and
            (2) to immediately request the United States International 
        Trade Commission to commence an expedited investigation for 
        positive adjustment under section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974 
        of such steel imports.
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