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Bicameral Congressional Trade Authority Act of 2019

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A bill to amend the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to impose limitations on the authority of the President to adjust imports that are determined to threaten to impair national security, and for other purposes.


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01/31/2019Introduced in Senate

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01/31/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
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Senate Finance01/31/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (01/31/2019)

Bicameral Congressional Trade Authority Act of 2019

This bill requires congressional approval for a presidential import adjustment due to a national security threat from an import related to military equipment, energy resources, or critical infrastructure essential to national security. Specifically, the bill requires the President to submit a proposal to Congress, which Congress may approve by a joint resolution. Under current law, the President determines whether any adjustment of an import is necessary and must submit to Congress the reasons for any action taken or not taken.

The Department of Defense (currently, the Department of Commerce) must investigate the effect of these imports on national security.

The bill retroactively applies to any proposed action made four years before enactment of this bill. In general, any rate of duty modification occurring in the time period beginning four years before and ending the day before enactment of this bill must revert to the previous rate unless it receives congressional approval.