H.R.3339 - Promoting Transparency in Trade Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] (Introduced 07/20/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Rules|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/20/2017 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3339 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/20/2017)
Promoting Transparency in Trade Act
This bill amends the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 to require the President to publish on a publicly available website the proposed U.S. text for a trade agreement regarding trade barriers before the start of a negotiating round and the considered text for such an agreement at the conclusion of each negotiating round.
Congress may disapprove of trade authorities procedures (fast track) if the President has not published required negotiation texts for a proposed trade agreement.
The bill amends the Trade Act of 1974 to direct the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to ensure that the Chief Transparency Officer of the Office of the USTR does not have, or appear to have, any conflict of interest in ensuring the transparency of the activities of the Office, including trade negotiations.