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Titles (9)

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Trade Promotion Authority bill (Identified by CRS)

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Short Titles as Enacted

Defending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act

Short Titles as Enacted for portions of this bill
  • Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015

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Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015

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Short Titles as Passed House

Defending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act

Short Titles as Passed House for portions of this bill
  • Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015

Short Titles as Introduced

Defending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act

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Short Titles as Passed Senate

Defending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow Federal law enforcement officers, firefighters, and air traffic controllers to make penalty-free withdrawals from governmental plans after age 50, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (9)

Date
06/29/2015 Became Public Law No: 114-26. (TXT | PDF)
06/29/2015 Signed by President.
06/24/2015 Presented to President.
06/24/2015 Resolving differences -- Senate actions: Senate agreed to House amendment to Senate amendment to H.R. 2146 by Yea-Nay Vote. 60 - 38. Record Vote Number: 219.
06/18/2015 Resolving differences -- House actions: On motion that the House agree with an amendment to the Agreed to by recorded vote: 218 - 208 (Roll no. 374).(text as House agreed to Senate amendment with an amendment: CR H4507-4518)
06/04/2015 Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
06/04/2015 Senate Committee on Finance discharged by Unanimous Consent.
05/12/2015 Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 407 - 5 (Roll no. 220).(text: CR H2848)
04/30/2015 Introduced in House

All Actions (54)

Date Chamber
06/29/2015 Became Public Law No: 114-26. (TXT | PDF)
06/29/2015 Signed by President.
06/24/2015 House Presented to President.
06/24/2015 Senate Message on Senate action sent to the House.
06/24/2015 Senate Senate agreed to House amendment to Senate amendment to H.R. 2146 by Yea-Nay Vote. 60 - 38. Record Vote Number: 219.
06/24/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2061 SA 2061 fell when SA 2060 withdrawn. (consideration: CR S4582)
06/24/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2060 Proposed amendment SA 2060 withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S4582)
06/24/2015 Senate Motion by Senator McConnell to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment with an amendment (SA 2060) withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S4559, S4582)
06/24/2015 Senate Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4559, S4579, S4582)
06/24/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2060 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4559, S4582)
06/24/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2061 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4559, S4582)
06/23/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2064 SA 2064 fell when SA 2063 fell. (consideration: CR S4529)
06/23/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2063 SA 2063 fell when SA 2062 fell. (consideration: CR S4529)
06/23/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2062 SA 2062 fell when cloture invoked on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment. (consideration: CR S4529)
06/23/2015 Senate Motion by Senator McConnell to refer to Senate Committee on Finance with instructions to report back forthwith with amendment SA 2062 fell when cloture was invoked on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment in Senate. (consideration: CR S4529)
06/23/2015 Senate Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4529-4533, S4535-4539)
06/23/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2060 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4529)
06/23/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2061 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4529)
06/23/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2062 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4529)
06/23/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2063 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4529)
06/23/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2064 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4529)
06/23/2015 Senate Cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 60 - 37. Record Vote Number: 218. (consideration: CR S4528-4529; text: CR S4528-4529)
06/18/2015 Senate Cloture motion on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S4290; text: CR S4290)
06/18/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2064 Amendment SA 2064 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 2063. (consideration: CR S4290; text: CR S4290) Of a perfecting nature.
06/18/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2063 Amendment SA 2063 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 2062 (the instructions of the motion to refer). (consideration: CR S4290; text: CR S4290) Of a perfecting nature.
06/18/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2062 Amendment SA 2062 proposed by Senator McConnell. (consideration: CR S4290; text: CR S4290) Of a perfecting nature.
06/18/2015 Senate Motion by Senator McConnell to refer to Senate Committee on Finance with instructions to report back forthwith with amendment SA 2062 made in Senate. (consideration: CR S4250)
06/18/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2061 Amendment SA 2061 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 2060. (consideration: CR S4290; text: CR S4290) Of a perfecting nature.
06/18/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2060 Amendment SA 2060 proposed by Senator McConnell. (consideration: CR S4290; text: CR S4290) Of a perfecting nature.
06/18/2015 Senate Motion by Senator McConnell to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment with an amendment (SA 2060) made in Senate. (consideration: CR S4290)
06/18/2015 Senate Motion by Senator McConnell to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment made in Senate. (consideration: CR S4290)
06/18/2015 Senate Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S4290)
06/18/2015 Senate Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate amendment.
06/18/2015-12:26pm House Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/18/2015-12:26pm House On motion that the House agree with an amendment to the Agreed to by recorded vote: 218 - 208 (Roll no. 374). (text as House agreed to Senate amendment with an amendment: CR H4507-4518)
06/18/2015-11:59am House The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H4524)
06/18/2015-11:15am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 321, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Ryan (WI) motion to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2146 with the amendment printed in House Report 114-167.
06/18/2015-11:14am House Mr. Ryan (WI) moved that the House agree with an amendment to the Senate amendment. (consideration: CR H4507-4525; text of Senate amendment as received in House: CR H4507)
06/08/2015 Senate Message on Senate action sent to the House.
06/04/2015 Senate Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
06/04/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1782 Amendment SA 1782 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
06/04/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1782 Amendment SA 1782 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Toomey. (consideration: CR S3844; text: CR S3844) To change the effective date.
06/04/2015 Senate Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S3844)
06/04/2015 Senate Senate Committee on Finance discharged by Unanimous Consent.
05/13/2015 Senate Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
05/12/2015-7:42pm House Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/12/2015-7:42pm House On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 407 - 5 (Roll no. 220). (text: CR H2848)
05/12/2015-7:33pm House Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2854-2855)
05/12/2015-6:21pm House At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
05/12/2015-6:07pm House DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2146.
05/12/2015-6:07pm House Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2848-2850)
05/12/2015-6:07pm House Mr. Reichert moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
04/30/2015 House Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
04/30/2015 House Introduced in House

Cosponsors (5)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9]* 04/30/2015
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [R-PA-8]* 04/30/2015
Rep. Reed, Tom [R-NY-23]* 04/30/2015
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-13] 05/12/2015
Rep. Nugent, Richard B. [R-FL-11] 05/12/2015

Committees (2)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Ways and Means04/30/2015 Referred to
Senate Finance05/13/2015 Referred to
06/04/2015 Discharged from

Related Bills (5)

A related bill may be a companion measure, an identical bill, a procedurally-related measure, or one with text similarities. Bill relationships are identified by the House, the Senate, or CRS, and refer only to same-congress measures.

Subjects (71)

  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Advisory bodies
  • Agricultural prices, subsidies, credit
  • Agricultural trade
  • Air quality
  • Arab-Israeli relations
  • Arctic and polar regions
  • Asia
  • Aviation and airports
  • Competitiveness, trade promotion, trade deficits
  • Congressional committees
  • Congressional operations and organization
  • Congressional oversight
  • Currency
  • Customs enforcement
  • Digital media
  • Economic performance and conditions
  • Employee benefits and pensions
  • Employment discrimination and employee rights
  • Endangered and threatened species
  • Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
  • Environmental regulatory procedures
  • Environmental technology
  • Europe
  • European Union
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Federal officials
  • Fires
  • First responders and emergency personnel
  • Food supply, safety, and labeling
  • Free trade and trade barriers
  • Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
  • Government ethics and transparency, public corruption
  • Government information and archives
  • House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Human rights
  • Income tax exclusion
  • Intellectual property
  • International monetary system and foreign exchange
  • International organizations and cooperation
  • Internet and video services
  • Israel
  • Labor standards
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Legislative rules and procedure
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine and coastal resources, fisheries
  • Marine pollution
  • Middle East
  • Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
  • Presidents and presidential powers, Vice Presidents
  • Public participation and lobbying
  • Religion
  • Rule of law and government transparency
  • Rural conditions and development
  • Sanctions
  • Seafood
  • Senate Committee on Finance
  • Service industries
  • Small business
  • Sovereignty, recognition, national governance and status
  • State and local government operations
  • Tariffs
  • Trade agreements and negotiations
  • Trade restrictions
  • U.S. and foreign investments
  • Water quality
  • Wetlands
  • Wildlife conservation and habitat protection
  • Youth employment and child labor

Latest Summary (5)

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Public Law No: 114-26 (06/29/2015)

Defending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the exemption from the 10% penalty tax on early distributions from a government retirement plan for qualified public safety employees who have reached age 50, to expand the exemption to include specified federal law enforcement officers, customs and border protection officers, federal firefighters, and air traffic controllers who similarly have reached age 50.

The bill also eliminates the restriction that only distributions from governmental plans that are defined benefit plans qualify for the exemption, thus allowing an exemption of distributions from defined contribution plans and other types of governmental plans. Additionally, early distributions are not treated as a modification of substantially equal payments for purposes of determining an increase in the penalty tax.

The amendments made by this bill apply to distributions made after December 31, 2015.

(Sec. 3) The budgetary effects of this Act shall not be entered on either PAYGO scorecard maintained under the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010.

TITLE I--TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY

Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015

(Sec. 102) Declares the overall trade negotiating objectives of the United States with respect to any agreement with a foreign country to reduce or eliminate existing tariffs or nontariff barriers of that country or the United States that are unduly burdening and restricting U.S. trade. Includes among such objectives:

  • more open, equitable, and reciprocal market access;
  • the reduction or elimination of trade barriers and distortions that are directly related to trade and investment and that decrease market opportunities for U.S. exports or otherwise distort U.S. trade;
  • stronger international trade and investment disciplines and procedures, including dispute settlement;
  • enhanced U.S. competitiveness;
  • protection of the environment;
  • respect for worker and children rights consistent with International Labor Organization core labor standards;
  • equal access of small businesses to international markets; and
  • religious freedom.

Declares the principal trade negotiating objectives of the United States with respect to:

  • goods and services;
  • agriculture;
  • foreign investment;
  • intellectual property;
  • digital goods and services, as well as cross-border data flows;
  • regulatory practices;
  • state-owned and state-controlled enterprises;
  • localization barriers to trade;
  • labor and the environment;
  • currency and foreign currency manipulation;
  • the World Trade Organization (WTO) and multilateral trade agreements;
  • trade institution transparency;
  • anti-corruption;
  • dispute settlement and enforcement;
  • trade remedy laws;
  • border taxes;
  • textile negotiations;
  • commercial partnerships, especially with Israel; and
  • good governance, transparency, operation of legal regimes, and the rule of law of U.S. trading partners.

Directs the President, in order to maintain U.S. competitiveness in the global economy, to engage in specified capacity building activities with respect to foreign countries that seek to enter into trade agreements with the United States.

(Sec. 103) Authorizes the President to enter into trade agreements with foreign countries for the reduction or elimination of tariff or nontariff barriers before July 1, 2018, or before July 1, 2021, if trade authorities procedures are extended to implementing bills (congressional approval) with respect to such agreements.

Authorizes the President to proclaim necessary or appropriate modifications or continuation of any existing duty, continuation of existing duty-free or excise treatment, or additional duties to carry out any such agreement.

(Sec. 104) Subjects trade agreements to congressional oversight and approval, consultations, and access to information requirements.

Requires the convening each Congress of the House and the Senate Advisory Groups on Negotiations to consult with and advise the United States Trade Representative (USTR) regarding the formulation of specific objectives, negotiating strategies and positions, the development of the applicable trade agreement, and compliance and enforcement of the negotiated commitments under the trade agreement.

Amends the Trade Act of 1974 to establish within the Office of the USTR the position of Chief Transparency Officer to consult with Congress on transparency policy, coordinate transparency in trade negotiations, engage and assist the public, and advise the USTR on transparency policy.

(Sec. 105) Specifies presidential notifications, consultations, reports, and other actions and their deadlines that must take place for any trade agreement to enter into force.

Specifies requirements for negotiations regarding agriculture, the fishing industry, and textiles.

(Sec. 106) Prescribes procedures for resolutions of disapproval in the House and the Senate before the President enters into any trade agreement.

Declares that trade authorities procedures shall not apply to any implementing bill submitted with respect to a trade agreement:

  • if both chambers of Congress agree by a certain deadline to a procedural disapproval resolution for lack of notice or consultations, and
  • with a country which does not fully comply and is not making significant efforts to comply with minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking ("tier 3" country).

(Sec. 107) Prescribes requirements for the treatment of trade agreements entered into under the auspices of the WTO or with the Trans-Pacific Partnership countries or the European Union which result from negotiations commenced before enactment of this Act.

(Sec. 108) Declares that any provision of a trade agreement that is inconsistent with any U.S. laws shall be null and void.

(Sec. 109) Expresses the sense of Congress that the USTR should facilitate participation of small businesses in the trade negotiation process.