H.R.143 - Binational Great Lakes-Seaway Enhancement Act of 2001107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Introduced 01/03/2001)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure; International Relations|
|Latest Action:||01/06/2001 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.|
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Summary: H.R.143 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Binational Great Lakes-Seaway Enhancement Act of 2001 - Authorizes the President to enter into an executive agreement with Canada to establish as binational corporations the Saint Lawrence Seaway Corporation and the Great Lakes Development Bank.
Introduced in House (01/03/2001)
Sets forth the functions of the Corporation, including: (1) operating and improving the assets of the United States and Canada on the Saint Lawrence Seaway; (2) facilitating safe navigation on the Seaway; and (3) promoting domestic and international trade involving the Great Lakes States and Great Lakes Provinces.
Repeals the Saint Lawrence Seaway Act (effectively eliminating the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation).
Sets forth the functions of the Great Lakes Development Bank, including: (1) providing loans and other assistance to the Seaway and public and private entities involved in maritime commerce in the Great Lakes and Seaway regions; and (2) facilitating maritime commerce-related investment there.