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                           TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

  SA 1221. Mr. HATCH submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 1314, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 
to provide for a right to an administrative appeal relating to adverse 
determinations of tax-exempt status of certain organizations; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the 
     following:

     SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

       (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Trade Act 
     of 2015''.
       (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act 
     is as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.

                   TITLE I--TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY

Sec. 101. Short title.
Sec. 102. Trade negotiating objectives.
Sec. 103. Trade agreements authority.
Sec. 104. Congressional oversight, consultations, and access to 
              information.
Sec. 105. Notice, consultations, and reports.
Sec. 106. Implementation of trade agreements.
Sec. 107. Treatment of certain trade agreements for which negotiations 
              have already begun.
Sec. 108. Sovereignty.
Sec. 109. Interests of small businesses.
Sec. 110. Conforming amendments; application of certain provisions.
Sec. 111. Definitions.

           TITLE II--EXTENSION OF TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE

Sec. 202. Application of provisions relating to trade adjustment 
              assistance.
Sec. 203. Extension of trade adjustment assistance program.
Sec. 204. Performance measurement and reporting.
Sec. 205. Applicability of trade adjustment assistance provisions.
Sec. 206. Sunset provisions.
Sec. 207. Extension and modification of Health Coverage Tax Credit.
Sec. 208. Customs user fees.
Sec. 209. Child tax credit not refundable for taxpayers electing to 
              exclude foreign earned income from tax.
Sec. 210. Time for payment of corporate estimated taxes.
Sec. 211. Coverage and payment for renal dialysis services for 
              individuals with acute kidney injury.
Sec. 212. Modification of the Medicare sequester for fiscal year 2024.

                   TITLE I--TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY

     SEC. 101. SHORT TITLE.

       This title may be cited as the ``Bipartisan Congressional 
     Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015''.

     SEC. 102. TRADE NEGOTIATING OBJECTIVES.

       (a) Overall Trade Negotiating Objectives.--The overall 
     trade negotiating objectives of the United States for 
     agreements subject to the provisions of section 103 are--
       (1) to obtain more open, equitable, and reciprocal market 
     access;
       (2) to obtain the reduction or elimination of barriers and 
     distortions that are directly related to trade and investment 
     and that decrease market opportunities for United States 
     exports or otherwise distort United States trade;
       (3) to further strengthen the system of international trade 
     and investment disciplines and procedures, including dispute 
     settlement;
       (4) to foster economic growth, raise living standards, 
     enhance the competitiveness of the United States, promote 
     full employment in the United States, and enhance the global 
     economy;
       (5) to ensure that trade and environmental policies are 
     mutually supportive and to seek to protect and preserve the 
     environment and enhance the international means of doing so, 
     while optimizing the use of the world's resources;
       (6) to promote respect for worker rights and the rights of 
     children consistent with core labor standards of the ILO (as 
     set out in section 111(7)) and an understanding of the 
     relationship between trade and worker rights;
       (7) to seek provisions in trade agreements under which 
     parties to those agreements ensure that they do not weaken or 
     reduce the protections afforded in domestic environmental and 
     labor laws as an encouragement for trade;
       (8) to ensure that trade agreements afford small businesses 
     equal access to international markets, equitable trade 
     benefits, and expanded export market opportunities, and 
     provide for the reduction or elimination of trade and 
     investment barriers that disproportionately impact small 
     businesses;
       (9) to promote universal ratification and full compliance 
     with ILO Convention No. 182 Concerning the Prohibition and 
     Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of 
     Child Labor;
       (10) to ensure that trade agreements reflect and facilitate 
     the increasingly interrelated, multi-sectoral nature of trade 
     and investment activity;
       (11) to recognize the growing significance of the Internet 
     as a trading platform in international commerce; and
       (12) to take into account other legitimate United States 
     domestic objectives, including, but not limited to, the 
     protection of legitimate health or safety, essential 
     security, and consumer interests and the law and regulations 
     related thereto.
       (b) Principal Trade Negotiating Objectives.--
       (1) Trade in goods.--The principal negotiating objectives 
     of the United States regarding trade in goods are--
       (A) to expand competitive market opportunities for exports 
     of goods from the United States and to obtain fairer and more 
     open conditions of trade, including through the utilization 
     of global value chains, by reducing or eliminating tariff and 
     nontariff barriers and policies and practices of foreign 
     governments directly related to trade that decrease market 
     opportunities for United States exports or otherwise distort 
     United States trade; and
       (B) to obtain reciprocal tariff and nontariff barrier 
     elimination agreements, including with respect to those 
     tariff categories covered in section 111(b) of the Uruguay 
     Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3521(b)).
       (2) Trade in services.--(A) The principal negotiating 
     objective of the United States regarding trade in services is 
     to expand competitive market opportunities for United States 
     services and to obtain fairer and more open conditions of 
     trade, including through utilization of global value chains, 
     by reducing or eliminating barriers to international trade in 
     services, such as regulatory and other barriers that deny 
     national treatment and market access or unreasonably restrict 
     the establishment or operations of service suppliers.
       (B) Recognizing that expansion of trade in services 
     generates benefits for all sectors of the economy and 
     facilitates trade, the objective described in subparagraph 
     (A) should be pursued through all means, including through a 
     plurilateral agreement with those countries willing and able 
     to undertake high standard services commitments for both 
     existing and new services.
       (3) Trade in agriculture.--The principal negotiating 
     objective of the United States with respect to agriculture is 
     to obtain competitive opportunities for United States exports 
     of agricultural commodities in foreign markets substantially 
     equivalent to the competitive opportunities afforded foreign 
     exports in United States markets and to achieve fairer and 
     more open conditions of trade in bulk, specialty crop, and 
     value added commodities by--
       (A) securing more open and equitable market access through 
     robust rules on sanitary and phytosanitary measures that--
       (i) encourage the adoption of international standards and 
     require a science-based justification be provided for a 
     sanitary or phytosanitary measure if the measure is more 
     restrictive than the applicable international standard;
       (ii) improve regulatory coherence, promote the use of 
     systems-based approaches, and appropriately recognize the 
     equivalence of health and safety protection systems of 
     exporting countries;
       (iii) require that measures are transparently developed and 
     implemented, are based on risk assessments that take into 
     account relevant international guidelines and scientific 
     data, and are not more restrictive on trade than necessary to 
     meet the intended purpose; and
       (iv) improve import check processes, including testing 
     methodologies and procedures, and certification requirements,

     while recognizing that countries may put in place measures to 
     protect human, animal, or plant life or health in a manner 
     consistent with their international obligations, including 
     the WTO Agreement on the Application

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     of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (referred to in 
     section 101(d)(3) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 
     U.S.C. 3511(d)(3)));
       (B) reducing or eliminating, by a date certain, tariffs or 
     other charges that decrease market opportunities for United 
     States exports--
       (i) giving priority to those products that are subject to 
     significantly higher tariffs or subsidy regimes of major 
     producing countries; and
       (ii) providing reasonable adjustment periods for United 
     States import sensitive products, in close consultation with 
     Congress on such products before initiating tariff reduction 
     negotiations;
       (C) reducing tariffs to levels that are the same as or 
     lower than those in the United States;
       (D) reducing or eliminating subsidies that decrease market 
     opportunities for United States exports or unfairly distort 
     agriculture markets to the detriment of the United States;
       (E) allowing the preservation of programs that support 
     family farms and rural communities but do not distort trade;
       (F) developing disciplines for domestic support programs, 
     so that production that is in excess of domestic food 
     security needs is sold at world prices;
       (G) eliminating government policies that create price 
     depressing surpluses;
       (H) eliminating state trading enterprises whenever 
     possible;
       (I) developing, strengthening, and clarifying rules to 
     eliminate practices that unfairly decrease United States 
     market access opportunities or distort agricultural markets 
     to the detriment of the United States, and ensuring that such 
     rules are subject to efficient, timely, and effective dispute 
     settlement, including--
       (i) unfair or trade distorting activities of state trading 
     enterprises and other administrative mechanisms, with 
     emphasis on requiring price transparency in the operation of 
     state trading enterprises and such other mechanisms in order 
     to end cross subsidization, price discrimination, and price 
     undercutting;
       (ii) unjustified trade restrictions or commercial 
     requirements, such as labeling, that affect new technologies, 
     including biotechnology;
       (iii) unjustified sanitary or phytosanitary restrictions, 
     including restrictions not based on scientific principles in 
     contravention of obligations in the Uruguay Round Agreements 
     or bilateral or regional trade agreements;
       (iv) other unjustified technical barriers to trade; and
       (v) restrictive rules in the administration of tariff rate 
     quotas;
       (J) eliminating practices that adversely affect trade in 
     perishable or cyclical products, while improving import 
     relief mechanisms to recognize the unique characteristics of 
     perishable and cyclical agriculture;
       (K) ensuring that import relief mechanisms for perishable 
     and cyclical agriculture are as accessible and timely to 
     growers in the United States as those mechanisms that are 
     used by other countries;
       (L) taking into account whether a party to the negotiations 
     has failed to adhere to the provisions of already existing 
     trade agreements with the United States or has circumvented 
     obligations under those agreements;
       (M) taking into account whether a product is subject to 
     market distortions by reason of a failure of a major 
     producing country to adhere to the provisions of already 
     existing trade agreements with the United States or by the 
     circumvention by that country of its obligations under those 
     agreements;
       (N) otherwise ensuring that countries that accede to the 
     World Trade Organization have made meaningful market 
     liberalization commitments in agriculture;
       (O) taking into account the impact that agreements covering 
     agriculture to which the United States is a party have on the 
     United States agricultural industry;
       (P) maintaining bona fide food assistance programs, market 
     development programs, and export credit programs;
       (Q) seeking to secure the broadest market access possible 
     in multilateral, regional, and bilateral negotiations, 
     recognizing the effect that simultaneous sets of negotiations 
     may have on United States import sensitive commodities 
     (including those subject to tariff rate quotas);
       (R) seeking to develop an international consensus on the 
     treatment of seasonal or perishable agricultural products in 
     investigations relating to dumping and safeguards and in any 
     other relevant area;
       (S) seeking to establish the common base year for 
     calculating the Aggregated Measurement of Support (as defined 
     in the Agreement on Agriculture) as the end of each country's 
     Uruguay Round implementation period, as reported in each 
     country's Uruguay Round market access schedule;
       (T) ensuring transparency in the administration of tariff 
     rate quotas through multilateral, plurilateral, and bilateral 
     negotiations; and
       (U) eliminating and preventing the undermining of market 
     access for United States products through improper use of a 
     country's system for protecting or recognizing geographical 
     indications, including failing to ensure transparency and 
     procedural fairness and protecting generic terms.
       (4) Foreign investment.--Recognizing that United States law 
     on the whole provides a high level of protection for 
     investment, consistent with or greater than the level 
     required by international law, the principal negotiating 
     objectives of the United States regarding foreign investment 
     are to reduce or eliminate artificial or trade distorting 
     barriers to foreign investment, while ensuring that foreign 
     investors in the United States are not accorded greater 
     substantive rights with respect to investment protections 
     than United States investors in the United States, and to 
     secure for investors important rights comparable to those 
     that would be available under United States legal principles 
     and practice, by--
       (A) reducing or eliminating exceptions to the principle of 
     national treatment;
       (B) freeing the transfer of funds relating to investments;
       (C) reducing or eliminating performance requirements, 
     forced technology transfers, and other unreasonable barriers 
     to the establishment and operation of investments;
       (D) seeking to establish standards for expropriation and 
     compensation for expropriation, consistent with United States 
     legal principles and practice;
       (E) seeking to establish standards for fair and equitable 
     treatment, consistent with United States legal principles and 
     practice, including the principle of due process;
       (F) providing meaningful procedures for resolving 
     investment disputes;
       (G) seeking to improve mechanisms used to resolve disputes 
     between an investor and a government through--
       (i) mechanisms to eliminate frivolous claims and to deter 
     the filing of frivolous claims;
       (ii) procedures to ensure the efficient selection of 
     arbitrators and the expeditious disposition of claims;
       (iii) procedures to enhance opportunities for public input 
     into the formulation of government positions; and
       (iv) providing for an appellate body or similar mechanism 
     to provide coherence to the interpretations of investment 
     provisions in trade agreements; and
       (H) ensuring the fullest measure of transparency in the 
     dispute settlement mechanism, to the extent consistent with 
     the need to protect information that is classified or 
     business confidential, by--
       (i) ensuring that all requests for dispute settlement are 
     promptly made public;
       (ii) ensuring that--

       (I) all proceedings, submissions, findings, and decisions 
     are promptly made public; and
       (II) all hearings are open to the public; and

       (iii) establishing a mechanism for acceptance of amicus 
     curiae submissions from businesses, unions, and 
     nongovernmental organizations.
       (5) Intellectual property.--The principal negotiating 
     objectives of the United States regarding trade-related 
     intellectual property are--
       (A) to further promote adequate and effective protection of 
     intellectual property rights, including through--
       (i)(I) ensuring accelerated and full implementation of the 
     Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property 
     Rights referred to in section 101(d)(15) of the Uruguay Round 
     Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3511(d)(15)), particularly with 
     respect to meeting enforcement obligations under that 
     agreement; and
       (II) ensuring that the provisions of any trade agreement 
     governing intellectual property rights that is entered into 
     by the United States reflect a standard of protection similar 
     to that found in United States law;
       (ii) providing strong protection for new and emerging 
     technologies and new methods of transmitting and distributing 
     products embodying intellectual property, including in a 
     manner that facilitates legitimate digital trade;
       (iii) preventing or eliminating discrimination with respect 
     to matters affecting the availability, acquisition, scope, 
     maintenance, use, and enforcement of intellectual property 
     rights;
       (iv) ensuring that standards of protection and enforcement 
     keep pace with technological developments, and in particular 
     ensuring that rightholders have the legal and technological 
     means to control the use of their works through the Internet 
     and other global communication media, and to prevent the 
     unauthorized use of their works;
       (v) providing strong enforcement of intellectual property 
     rights, including through accessible, expeditious, and 
     effective civil, administrative, and criminal enforcement 
     mechanisms; and
       (vi) preventing or eliminating government involvement in 
     the violation of intellectual property rights, including 
     cyber theft and piracy;
       (B) to secure fair, equitable, and nondiscriminatory market 
     access opportunities for United States persons that rely upon 
     intellectual property protection; and
       (C) to respect the Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and 
     Public Health, adopted by the World Trade Organization at the 
     Fourth Ministerial Conference at Doha, Qatar on November 14, 
     2001, and to ensure that trade agreements foster innovation 
     and promote access to medicines.
       (6) Digital trade in goods and services and cross-border 
     data flows.--The principal negotiating objectives of the 
     United States with respect to digital trade in goods and 
     services, as well as cross-border data flows, are--
       (A) to ensure that current obligations, rules, disciplines, 
     and commitments under the World Trade Organization and 
     bilateral

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     and regional trade agreements apply to digital trade in goods 
     and services and to cross-border data flows;
       (B) to ensure that--
       (i) electronically delivered goods and services receive no 
     less favorable treatment under trade rules and commitments 
     than like products delivered in physical form; and
       (ii) the classification of such goods and services ensures 
     the most liberal trade treatment possible, fully encompassing 
     both existing and new trade;
       (C) to ensure that governments refrain from implementing 
     trade-related measures that impede digital trade in goods and 
     services, restrict cross-border data flows, or require local 
     storage or processing of data;
       (D) with respect to subparagraphs (A) through (C), where 
     legitimate policy objectives require domestic regulations 
     that affect digital trade in goods and services or cross-
     border data flows, to obtain commitments that any such 
     regulations are the least restrictive on trade, 
     nondiscriminatory, and transparent, and promote an open 
     market environment; and
       (E) to extend the moratorium of the World Trade 
     Organization on duties on electronic transmissions.
       (7) Regulatory practices.--The principal negotiating 
     objectives of the United States regarding the use of 
     government regulation or other practices to reduce market 
     access for United States goods, services, and investments 
     are--
       (A) to achieve increased transparency and opportunity for 
     the participation of affected parties in the development of 
     regulations;
       (B) to require that proposed regulations be based on sound 
     science, cost benefit analysis, risk assessment, or other 
     objective evidence;
       (C) to establish consultative mechanisms and seek other 
     commitments, as appropriate, to improve regulatory practices 
     and promote increased regulatory coherence, including 
     through--
       (i) transparency in developing guidelines, rules, 
     regulations, and laws for government procurement and other 
     regulatory regimes;
       (ii) the elimination of redundancies in testing and 
     certification;
       (iii) early consultations on significant regulations;
       (iv) the use of impact assessments;
       (v) the periodic review of existing regulatory measures; 
     and
       (vi) the application of good regulatory practices;
       (D) to seek greater openness, transparency, and convergence 
     of standards development processes, and enhance cooperation 
     on standards issues globally;
       (E) to promote regulatory compatibility through 
     harmonization, equivalence, or mutual recognition of 
     different regulations and standards and to encourage the use 
     of international and interoperable standards, as appropriate;
       (F) to achieve the elimination of government measures such 
     as price controls and reference pricing which deny full 
     market access for United States products;
       (G) to ensure that government regulatory reimbursement 
     regimes are transparent, provide procedural fairness, are 
     nondiscriminatory, and provide full market access for United 
     States products; and
       (H) to ensure that foreign governments--
       (i) demonstrate that the collection of undisclosed 
     proprietary information is limited to that necessary to 
     satisfy a legitimate and justifiable regulatory interest; and
       (ii) protect such information against disclosure, except in 
     exceptional circumstances to protect the public, or where 
     such information is effectively protected against unfair 
     competition.
       (8) State-owned and state-controlled enterprises.--The 
     principal negotiating objective of the United States 
     regarding competition by state-owned and state-controlled 
     enterprises is to seek commitments that--
       (A) eliminate or prevent trade distortions and unfair 
     competition favoring state-owned and state-controlled 
     enterprises to the extent of their engagement in commercial 
     activity, and
       (B) ensure that such engagement is based solely on 
     commercial considerations,
     in particular through disciplines that eliminate or prevent 
     discrimination and market-distorting subsidies and that 
     promote transparency.
       (9) Localization barriers to trade.--The principal 
     negotiating objective of the United States with respect to 
     localization barriers is to eliminate and prevent measures 
     that require United States producers and service providers to 
     locate facilities, intellectual property, or other assets in 
     a country as a market access or investment condition, 
     including indigenous innovation measures.
       (10) Labor and the environment.--The principal negotiating 
     objectives of the United States with respect to labor and the 
     environment are--
       (A) to ensure that a party to a trade agreement with the 
     United States--
       (i) adopts and maintains measures implementing 
     internationally recognized core labor standards (as defined 
     in section 111(17)) and its obligations under common 
     multilateral environmental agreements (as defined in section 
     111(6)),
       (ii) does not waive or otherwise derogate from, or offer to 
     waive or otherwise derogate from--

       (I) its statutes or regulations implementing 
     internationally recognized core labor standards (as defined 
     in section 111(17)), in a manner affecting trade or 
     investment between the United States and that party, where 
     the waiver or derogation would be inconsistent with one or 
     more such standards, or
       (II) its environmental laws in a manner that weakens or 
     reduces the protections afforded in those laws and in a 
     manner affecting trade or investment between the United 
     States and that party, except as provided in its law and 
     provided not inconsistent with its obligations under common 
     multilateral environmental agreements (as defined in section 
     111(6)) or other provisions of the trade agreement 
     specifically agreed upon, and

       (iii) does not fail to effectively enforce its 
     environmental or labor laws, through a sustained or recurring 
     course of action or inaction,

     in a manner affecting trade or investment between the United 
     States and that party after entry into force of a trade 
     agreement between those countries;
       (B) to recognize that--
       (i) with respect to environment, parties to a trade 
     agreement retain the right to exercise prosecutorial 
     discretion and to make decisions regarding the allocation of 
     enforcement resources with respect to other environmental 
     laws determined to have higher priorities, and a party is 
     effectively enforcing its laws if a course of action or 
     inaction reflects a reasonable, bona fide exercise of such 
     discretion, or results from a reasonable, bona fide decision 
     regarding the allocation of resources; and
       (ii) with respect to labor, decisions regarding the 
     distribution of enforcement resources are not a reason for 
     not complying with a party's labor obligations; a party to a 
     trade agreement retains the right to reasonable exercise of 
     discretion and to make bona fide decisions regarding the 
     allocation of resources between labor enforcement activities 
     among core labor standards, provided the exercise of such 
     discretion and such decisions are not inconsistent with its 
     obligations;
       (C) to strengthen the capacity of United States trading 
     partners to promote respect for core labor standards (as 
     defined in section 111(7));
       (D) to strengthen the capacity of United States trading 
     partners to protect the environment through the promotion of 
     sustainable development;
       (E) to reduce or eliminate government practices or policies 
     that unduly threaten sustainable development;
       (F) to seek market access, through the elimination of 
     tariffs and nontariff barriers, for United States 
     environmental technologies, goods, and services;
       (G) to ensure that labor, environmental, health, or safety 
     policies and practices of the parties to trade agreements 
     with the United States do not arbitrarily or unjustifiably 
     discriminate against United States exports or serve as 
     disguised barriers to trade;
       (H) to ensure that enforceable labor and environment 
     obligations are subject to the same dispute settlement and 
     remedies as other enforceable obligations under the 
     agreement; and
       (I) to ensure that a trade agreement is not construed to 
     empower a party's authorities to undertake labor or 
     environmental law enforcement activities in the territory of 
     the United States.
       (11) Currency.--The principal negotiating objective of the 
     United States with respect to currency practices is that 
     parties to a trade agreement with the United States avoid 
     manipulating exchange rates in order to prevent effective 
     balance of payments adjustment or to gain an unfair 
     competitive advantage over other parties to the agreement, 
     such as through cooperative mechanisms, enforceable rules, 
     reporting, monitoring, transparency, or other means, as 
     appropriate.
       (12) WTO and multilateral trade agreements.--Recognizing 
     that the World Trade Organization is the foundation of the 
     global trading system, the principal negotiating objectives 
     of the United States regarding the World Trade Organization, 
     the Uruguay Round Agreements, and other multilateral and 
     plurilateral trade agreements are--
       (A) to achieve full implementation and extend the coverage 
     of the World Trade Organization and multilateral and 
     plurilateral agreements to products, sectors, and conditions 
     of trade not adequately covered;
       (B) to expand country participation in and enhancement of 
     the Information Technology Agreement, the Government 
     Procurement Agreement, and other plurilateral trade 
     agreements of the World Trade Organization;
       (C) to expand competitive market opportunities for United 
     States exports and to obtain fairer and more open conditions 
     of trade, including through utilization of global value 
     chains, through the negotiation of new WTO multilateral and 
     plurilateral trade agreements, such as an agreement on trade 
     facilitation;
       (D) to ensure that regional trade agreements to which the 
     United States is not a party fully achieve the high standards 
     of, and comply with, WTO disciplines, including Article XXIV 
     of GATT 1994, Article V and V bis of the General Agreement on 
     Trade in Services, and the Enabling Clause, including through 
     meaningful WTO review of such regional trade agreements;
       (E) to enhance compliance by WTO members with their 
     obligations as WTO members through active participation in 
     the bodies of the World Trade Organization by the United 
     States and all other WTO members, including in the trade 
     policy review mechanism and the committee system of the World

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     Trade Organization, and by working to increase the 
     effectiveness of such bodies; and
       (F) to encourage greater cooperation between the World 
     Trade Organization and other international organizations.
       (13) Trade institution transparency.--The principal 
     negotiating objective of the United States with respect to 
     transparency is to obtain wider and broader application of 
     the principle of transparency in the World Trade 
     Organization, entities established under bilateral and 
     regional trade agreements, and other international trade fora 
     through seeking--
       (A) timely public access to information regarding trade 
     issues and the activities of such institutions;
       (B) openness by ensuring public access to appropriate 
     meetings, proceedings, and submissions, including with regard 
     to trade and investment dispute settlement; and
       (C) public access to all notifications and supporting 
     documentation submitted by WTO members.
       (14) Anti-corruption.--The principal negotiating objectives 
     of the United States with respect to the use of money or 
     other things of value to influence acts, decisions, or 
     omissions of foreign governments or officials or to secure 
     any improper advantage in a manner affecting trade are--
       (A) to obtain high standards and effective domestic 
     enforcement mechanisms applicable to persons from all 
     countries participating in the applicable trade agreement 
     that prohibit such attempts to influence acts, decisions, or 
     omissions of foreign governments or officials or to secure 
     any such improper advantage;
       (B) to ensure that such standards level the playing field 
     for United States persons in international trade and 
     investment; and
       (C) to seek commitments to work jointly to encourage and 
     support anti-corruption and anti-bribery initiatives in 
     international trade fora, including through the Convention on 
     Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in 
     International Business Transactions of the Organization for 
     Economic Cooperation and Development, done at Paris December 
     17, 1997 (commonly known as the ``OECD Anti-Bribery 
     Convention'').
       (15) Dispute settlement and enforcement.--The principal 
     negotiating objectives of the United States with respect to 
     dispute settlement and enforcement of trade agreements are--
       (A) to seek provisions in trade agreements providing for 
     resolution of disputes between governments under those trade 
     agreements in an effective, timely, transparent, equitable, 
     and reasoned manner, requiring determinations based on facts 
     and the principles of the agreements, with the goal of 
     increasing compliance with the agreements;
       (B) to seek to strengthen the capacity of the Trade Policy 
     Review Mechanism of the World Trade Organization to review 
     compliance with commitments;
       (C) to seek adherence by panels convened under the Dispute 
     Settlement Understanding and by the Appellate Body to--
       (i) the mandate of those panels and the Appellate Body to 
     apply the WTO Agreement as written, without adding to or 
     diminishing rights and obligations under the Agreement; and
       (ii) the standard of review applicable under the Uruguay 
     Round Agreement involved in the dispute, including greater 
     deference, where appropriate, to the fact finding and 
     technical expertise of national investigating authorities;
       (D) to seek provisions encouraging the early identification 
     and settlement of disputes through consultation;
       (E) to seek provisions to encourage the provision of trade-
     expanding compensation if a party to a dispute under the 
     agreement does not come into compliance with its obligations 
     under the agreement;
       (F) to seek provisions to impose a penalty upon a party to 
     a dispute under the agreement that--
       (i) encourages compliance with the obligations of the 
     agreement;
       (ii) is appropriate to the parties, nature, subject matter, 
     and scope of the violation; and
       (iii) has the aim of not adversely affecting parties or 
     interests not party to the dispute while maintaining the 
     effectiveness of the enforcement mechanism; and
       (G) to seek provisions that treat United States principal 
     negotiating objectives equally with respect to--
       (i) the ability to resort to dispute settlement under the 
     applicable agreement;
       (ii) the availability of equivalent dispute settlement 
     procedures; and
       (iii) the availability of equivalent remedies.
       (16) Trade remedy laws.--The principal negotiating 
     objectives of the United States with respect to trade remedy 
     laws are--
       (A) to preserve the ability of the United States to enforce 
     rigorously its trade laws, including the antidumping, 
     countervailing duty, and safeguard laws, and avoid agreements 
     that lessen the effectiveness of domestic and international 
     disciplines on unfair trade, especially dumping and 
     subsidies, or that lessen the effectiveness of domestic and 
     international safeguard provisions, in order to ensure that 
     United States workers, agricultural producers, and firms can 
     compete fully on fair terms and enjoy the benefits of 
     reciprocal trade concessions; and
       (B) to address and remedy market distortions that lead to 
     dumping and subsidization, including overcapacity, 
     cartelization, and market access barriers.
       (17) Border taxes.--The principal negotiating objective of 
     the United States regarding border taxes is to obtain a 
     revision of the rules of the World Trade Organization with 
     respect to the treatment of border adjustments for internal 
     taxes to redress the disadvantage to countries relying 
     primarily on direct taxes for revenue rather than indirect 
     taxes.
       (18) Textile negotiations.--The principal negotiating 
     objectives of the United States with respect to trade in 
     textiles and apparel articles are to obtain competitive 
     opportunities for United States exports of textiles and 
     apparel in foreign markets substantially equivalent to the 
     competitive opportunities afforded foreign exports in United 
     States markets and to achieve fairer and more open conditions 
     of trade in textiles and apparel.
       (19) Commercial partnerships.--
       (A) In general.--With respect to an agreement that is 
     proposed to be entered into with the Transatlantic Trade and 
     Investment Partnership countries and to which section 103(b) 
     will apply, the principal negotiating objectives of the 
     United States regarding commercial partnerships are the 
     following:
       (i) To discourage actions by potential trading partners 
     that directly or indirectly prejudice or otherwise discourage 
     commercial activity solely between the United States and 
     Israel.
       (ii) To discourage politically motivated actions to 
     boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel and to seek the 
     elimination of politically motivated nontariff barriers on 
     Israeli goods, services, or other commerce imposed on the 
     State of Israel.
       (iii) To seek the elimination of state-sponsored 
     unsanctioned foreign boycotts against Israel or compliance 
     with the Arab League Boycott of Israel by prospective trading 
     partners.
       (B) Definition.--In this paragraph, the term ``actions to 
     boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel'' means actions by 
     states, non-member states of the United Nations, 
     international organizations, or affiliated agencies of 
     international organizations that are politically motivated 
     and are intended to penalize or otherwise limit commercial 
     relations specifically with Israel or persons doing business 
     in Israel or in Israeli-controlled territories.
       (20) Good governance, transparency, the effective operation 
     of legal regimes, and the rule of law of trading partners.--
     The principal negotiating objectives of the United States 
     with respect to ensuring implementation of trade commitments 
     and obligations by strengthening good governance, 
     transparency, the effective operation of legal regimes and 
     the rule of law of trading partners of the United States is 
     through capacity building and other appropriate means, which 
     are important parts of the broader effort to create more open 
     democratic societies and to promote respect for 
     internationally recognized human rights.
       (c) Capacity Building and Other Priorities.--In order to 
     address and maintain United States competitiveness in the 
     global economy, the President shall--
       (1) direct the heads of relevant Federal agencies--
       (A) to work to strengthen the capacity of United States 
     trading partners to carry out obligations under trade 
     agreements by consulting with any country seeking a trade 
     agreement with the United States concerning that country's 
     laws relating to customs and trade facilitation, sanitary and 
     phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade, 
     intellectual property rights, labor, and the environment; and
       (B) to provide technical assistance to that country if 
     needed;
       (2) seek to establish consultative mechanisms among parties 
     to trade agreements to strengthen the capacity of United 
     States trading partners to develop and implement standards 
     for the protection of the environment and human health based 
     on sound science;
       (3) promote consideration of multilateral environmental 
     agreements and consult with parties to such agreements 
     regarding the consistency of any such agreement that includes 
     trade measures with existing environmental exceptions under 
     Article XX of GATT 1994; and
       (4) submit to the Committee on Ways and Means of the House 
     of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate 
     an annual report on capacity-building activities undertaken 
     in connection with trade agreements negotiated or being 
     negotiated pursuant to this title.

     SEC. 103. TRADE AGREEMENTS AUTHORITY.

       (a) Agreements Regarding Tariff Barriers.--
       (1) In general.--Whenever the President determines that one 
     or more existing duties or other import restrictions of any 
     foreign country or the United States are unduly burdening and 
     restricting the foreign trade of the United States and that 
     the purposes, policies, priorities, and objectives of this 
     title will be promoted thereby, the President--
       (A) may enter into trade agreements with foreign countries 
     before--
       (i) July 1, 2018; or
       (ii) July 1, 2021, if trade authorities procedures are 
     extended under subsection (c); and
       (B) may, subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), proclaim--
       (i) such modification or continuance of any existing duty,
       (ii) such continuance of existing duty free or excise 
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       (iii) such additional duties,
     as the President determines to be required or appropriate to 
     carry out any such trade agreement.

     Substantial modifications to, or substantial additional 
     provisions of, a trade agreement entered into after July 1, 
     2018, or July 1, 2021, if trade authorities procedures are 
     extended under subsection (c), shall not be eligible for 
     approval under this title.
       (2) Notification.--The President shall notify Congress of 
     the President's intention to enter into an agreement under 
     this subsection.
       (3) Limitations.--No proclamation may be made under 
     paragraph (1) that--
       (A) reduces any rate of duty (other than a rate of duty 
     that does not exceed 5 percent ad valorem on the date of the 
     enactment of this Act) to a rate of duty which is less than 
     50 percent of the rate of such duty that applies on such date 
     of enactment;
       (B) reduces the rate of duty below that applicable under 
     the Uruguay Round Agreements or a successor agreement, on any 
     import sensitive agricultural product; or
       (C) increases any rate of duty above the rate that applied 
     on the date of the enactment of this Act.
       (4) Aggregate reduction; exemption from staging.--
       (A) Aggregate reduction.--Except as provided in 
     subparagraph (B), the aggregate reduction in the rate of duty 
     on any article which is in effect on any day pursuant to a 
     trade agreement entered into under paragraph (1) shall not 
     exceed the aggregate reduction which would have been in 
     effect on such day if--
       (i) a reduction of 3 percent ad valorem or a reduction of 
     \1/10\ of the total reduction, whichever is greater, had 
     taken effect on the effective date of the first reduction 
     proclaimed under paragraph (1) to carry out such agreement 
     with respect to such article; and
       (ii) a reduction equal to the amount applicable under 
     clause (i) had taken effect at 1-year intervals after the 
     effective date of such first reduction.
       (B) Exemption from staging.--No staging is required under 
     subparagraph (A) with respect to a duty reduction that is 
     proclaimed under paragraph (1) for an article of a kind that 
     is not produced in the United States. The United States 
     International Trade Commission shall advise the President of 
     the identity of articles that may be exempted from staging 
     under this subparagraph.
       (5) Rounding.--If the President determines that such action 
     will simplify the computation of reductions under paragraph 
     (4), the President may round an annual reduction by an amount 
     equal to the lesser of--
       (A) the difference between the reduction without regard to 
     this paragraph and the next lower whole number; or
       (B) \1/2\ of 1 percent ad valorem.
       (6) Other limitations.--A rate of duty reduction that may 
     not be proclaimed by reason of paragraph (3) may take effect 
     only if a provision authorizing such reduction is included 
     within an implementing bill provided for under section 106 
     and that bill is enacted into law.
       (7) Other tariff modifications.--Notwithstanding paragraphs 
     (1)(B), (3)(A), (3)(C), and (4) through (6), and subject to 
     the consultation and layover requirements of section 115 of 
     the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3524), the 
     President may proclaim the modification of any duty or staged 
     rate reduction of any duty set forth in Schedule XX, as 
     defined in section 2(5) of that Act (19 U.S.C. 3501(5)), if 
     the United States agrees to such modification or staged rate 
     reduction in a negotiation for the reciprocal elimination or 
     harmonization of duties under the auspices of the World Trade 
     Organization.
       (8) Authority under uruguay round agreements act not 
     affected.--Nothing in this subsection shall limit the 
     authority provided to the President under section 111(b) of 
     the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3521(b)).
       (b) Agreements Regarding Tariff and Nontariff Barriers.--
       (1) In general.--(A) Whenever the President determines 
     that--
       (i) 1 or more existing duties or any other import 
     restriction of any foreign country or the United States or 
     any other barrier to, or other distortion of, international 
     trade unduly burdens or restricts the foreign trade of the 
     United States or adversely affects the United States economy, 
     or
       (ii) the imposition of any such barrier or distortion is 
     likely to result in such a burden, restriction, or effect,
     and that the purposes, policies, priorities, and objectives 
     of this title will be promoted thereby, the President may 
     enter into a trade agreement described in subparagraph (B) 
     during the period described in subparagraph (C).
       (B) The President may enter into a trade agreement under 
     subparagraph (A) with foreign countries providing for--
       (i) the reduction or elimination of a duty, restriction, 
     barrier, or other distortion described in subparagraph (A); 
     or
       (ii) the prohibition of, or limitation on the imposition 
     of, such barrier or other distortion.
       (C) The President may enter into a trade agreement under 
     this paragraph before--
       (i) July 1, 2018; or
       (ii) July 1, 2021, if trade authorities procedures are 
     extended under subsection (c).
     Substantial modifications to, or substantial additional 
     provisions of, a trade agreement entered into after July 1, 
     2018, or July 1, 2021, if trade authorities procedures are 
     extended under subsection (c), shall not be eligible for 
     approval under this title.
       (2) Conditions.--A trade agreement may be entered into 
     under this subsection only if such agreement makes progress 
     in meeting the applicable objectives described in subsections 
     (a) and (b) of section 102 and the President satisfies the 
     conditions set forth in sections 104 and 105.
       (3) Bills qualifying for trade authorities procedures.--(A) 
     The provisions of section 151 of the Trade Act of 1974 (in 
     this title referred to as ``trade authorities procedures'') 
     apply to a bill of either House of Congress which contains 
     provisions described in subparagraph (B) to the same extent 
     as such section 151 applies to implementing bills under that 
     section. A bill to which this paragraph applies shall 
     hereafter in this title be referred to as an ``implementing 
     bill''.
       (B) The provisions referred to in subparagraph (A) are--
       (i) a provision approving a trade agreement entered into 
     under this subsection and approving the statement of 
     administrative action, if any, proposed to implement such 
     trade agreement; and
       (ii) if changes in existing laws or new statutory authority 
     are required to implement such trade agreement or agreements, 
     only such provisions as are strictly necessary or appropriate 
     to implement such trade agreement or agreements, either 
     repealing or amending existing laws or providing new 
     statutory authority.
       (c) Extension Disapproval Process for Congressional Trade 
     Authorities Procedures.--
       (1) In general.--Except as provided in section 106(b)--
       (A) the trade authorities procedures apply to implementing 
     bills submitted with respect to trade agreements entered into 
     under subsection (b) before July 1, 2018; and
       (B) the trade authorities procedures shall be extended to 
     implementing bills submitted with respect to trade agreements 
     entered into under subsection (b) after June 30, 2018, and 
     before July 1, 2021, if (and only if)--
       (i) the President requests such extension under paragraph 
     (2); and
       (ii) neither House of Congress adopts an extension 
     disapproval resolution under paragraph (5) before July 1, 
     2018.
       (2) Report to congress by the president.--If the President 
     is of the opinion that the trade authorities procedures 
     should be extended to implementing bills described in 
     paragraph (1)(B), the President shall submit to Congress, not 
     later than April 1, 2018, a written report that contains a 
     request for such extension, together with--
       (A) a description of all trade agreements that have been 
     negotiated under subsection (b) and the anticipated schedule 
     for submitting such agreements to Congress for approval;
       (B) a description of the progress that has been made in 
     negotiations to achieve the purposes, policies, priorities, 
     and objectives of this title, and a statement that such 
     progress justifies the continuation of negotiations; and
       (C) a statement of the reasons why the extension is needed 
     to complete the negotiations.
       (3) Other reports to congress.--
       (A) Report by the advisory committee.--The President shall 
     promptly inform the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and 
     Negotiations established under section 135 of the Trade Act 
     of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2155) of the decision of the President to 
     submit a report to Congress under paragraph (2). The Advisory 
     Committee shall submit to Congress as soon as practicable, 
     but not later than June 1, 2018, a written report that 
     contains--
       (i) its views regarding the progress that has been made in 
     negotiations to achieve the purposes, policies, priorities, 
     and objectives of this title; and
       (ii) a statement of its views, and the reasons therefor, 
     regarding whether the extension requested under paragraph (2) 
     should be approved or disapproved.
       (B) Report by international trade commission.--The 
     President shall promptly inform the United States 
     International Trade Commission of the decision of the 
     President to submit a report to Congress under paragraph (2). 
     The International Trade Commission shall submit to Congress 
     as soon as practicable, but not later than June 1, 2018, a 
     written report that contains a review and analysis of the 
     economic impact on the United States of all trade agreements 
     implemented between the date of the enactment of this Act and 
     the date on which the President decides to seek an extension 
     requested under paragraph (2).
       (4) Status of reports.--The reports submitted to Congress 
     under paragraphs (2) and (3), or any portion of such reports, 
     may be classified to the extent the President determines 
     appropriate.
       (5) Extension disapproval resolutions.--(A) For purposes of 
     paragraph (1), the term ``extension disapproval resolution'' 
     means a resolution of either House of Congress, the sole 
     matter after the resolving clause of which is as follows: 
     ``That the ____ disapproves the request of the President for 
     the extension, under section 103(c)(1)(B)(i) of the 
     Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability 
     Act of 2015, of the trade authorities procedures under that 
     Act to any implementing bill submitted with respect to any 
     trade agreement entered into under section 103(b) of that Act 
     after June 30, 2018.'',

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     with the blank space being filled with the name of the 
     resolving House of Congress.
       (B) Extension disapproval resolutions--
       (i) may be introduced in either House of Congress by any 
     member of such House; and
       (ii) shall be referred, in the House of Representatives, to 
     the Committee on Ways and Means and, in addition, to the 
     Committee on Rules.
       (C) The provisions of subsections (d) and (e) of section 
     152 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2192) (relating to 
     the floor consideration of certain resolutions in the House 
     and Senate) apply to extension disapproval resolutions.
       (D) It is not in order for--
       (i) the House of Representatives to consider any extension 
     disapproval resolution not reported by the Committee on Ways 
     and Means and, in addition, by the Committee on Rules;
       (ii) the Senate to consider any extension disapproval 
     resolution not reported by the Committee on Finance; or
       (iii) either House of Congress to consider an extension 
     disapproval resolution after June 30, 2018.
       (d) Commencement of Negotiations.--In order to contribute 
     to the continued economic expansion of the United States, the 
     President shall commence negotiations covering tariff and 
     nontariff barriers affecting any industry, product, or 
     service sector, and expand existing sectoral agreements to 
     countries that are not parties to those agreements, in cases 
     where the President determines that such negotiations are 
     feasible and timely and would benefit the United States. Such 
     sectors include agriculture, commercial services, 
     intellectual property rights, industrial and capital goods, 
     government procurement, information technology products, 
     environmental technology and services, medical equipment and 
     services, civil aircraft, and infrastructure products. In so 
     doing, the President shall take into account all of the 
     negotiating objectives set forth in section 102.

     SEC. 104. CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT, CONSULTATIONS, AND ACCESS 
                   TO INFORMATION.

       (a) Consultations With Members of Congress.--
       (1) Consultations during negotiations.--In the course of 
     negotiations conducted under this title, the United States 
     Trade Representative shall--
       (A) meet upon request with any Member of Congress regarding 
     negotiating objectives, the status of negotiations in 
     progress, and the nature of any changes in the laws of the 
     United States or the administration of those laws that may be 
     recommended to Congress to carry out any trade agreement or 
     any requirement of, amendment to, or recommendation under, 
     that agreement;
       (B) upon request of any Member of Congress, provide access 
     to pertinent documents relating to the negotiations, 
     including classified materials;
       (C) consult closely and on a timely basis with, and keep 
     fully apprised of the negotiations, the Committee on Ways and 
     Means of the House of Representatives and the Committee on 
     Finance of the Senate;
       (D) consult closely and on a timely basis with, and keep 
     fully apprised of the negotiations, the House Advisory Group 
     on Negotiations and the Senate Advisory Group on Negotiations 
     convened under subsection (c) and all committees of the House 
     of Representatives and the Senate with jurisdiction over laws 
     that could be affected by a trade agreement resulting from 
     the negotiations; and
       (E) with regard to any negotiations and agreement relating 
     to agricultural trade, also consult closely and on a timely 
     basis (including immediately before initialing an agreement) 
     with, and keep fully apprised of the negotiations, the 
     Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and 
     the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the 
     Senate.
       (2) Consultations prior to entry into force.--Prior to 
     exchanging notes providing for the entry into force of a 
     trade agreement, the United States Trade Representative shall 
     consult closely and on a timely basis with Members of 
     Congress and committees as specified in paragraph (1), and 
     keep them fully apprised of the measures a trading partner 
     has taken to comply with those provisions of the agreement 
     that are to take effect on the date that the agreement enters 
     into force.
       (3) Enhanced coordination with congress.--
       (A) Written guidelines.--The United States Trade 
     Representative, in consultation with the chairmen and the 
     ranking members of the Committee on Ways and Means of the 
     House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the 
     Senate, respectively--
       (i) shall, not later than 120 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, develop written guidelines on enhanced 
     coordination with Congress, including coordination with 
     designated congressional advisers under subsection (b), 
     regarding negotiations conducted under this title; and
       (ii) may make such revisions to the guidelines as may be 
     necessary from time to time.
       (B) Content of guidelines.--The guidelines developed under 
     subparagraph (A) shall enhance coordination with Congress 
     through procedures to ensure--
       (i) timely briefings upon request of any Member of Congress 
     regarding negotiating objectives, the status of negotiations 
     in progress conducted under this title, and the nature of any 
     changes in the laws of the United States or the 
     administration of those laws that may be recommended to 
     Congress to carry out any trade agreement or any requirement 
     of, amendment to, or recommendation under, that agreement; 
     and
       (ii) the sharing of detailed and timely information with 
     Members of Congress, and their staff with proper security 
     clearances as appropriate, regarding those negotiations and 
     pertinent documents related to those negotiations (including 
     classified information), and with committee staff with proper 
     security clearances as would be appropriate in the light of 
     the responsibilities of that committee over the trade 
     agreements programs affected by those negotiations.
       (C) Dissemination.--The United States Trade Representative 
     shall disseminate the guidelines developed under subparagraph 
     (A) to all Federal agencies that could have jurisdiction over 
     laws affected by trade negotiations.
       (b) Designated Congressional Advisers.--
       (1) Designation.--
       (A) House of representatives.--In each Congress, any Member 
     of the House of Representatives may be designated as a 
     congressional adviser on trade policy and negotiations by the 
     Speaker of the House of Representatives, after consulting 
     with the chairman and ranking member of the Committee on Ways 
     and Means and the chairman and ranking member of the 
     committee from which the Member will be selected.
       (B) Senate.--In each Congress, any Member of the Senate may 
     be designated as a congressional adviser on trade policy and 
     negotiations by the President pro tempore of the Senate, 
     after consultation with the chairman and ranking member of 
     the Committee on Finance and the chairman and ranking member 
     of the committee from which the Member will be selected.
       (2) Consultations with designated congressional advisers.--
     In the course of negotiations conducted under this title, the 
     United States Trade Representative shall consult closely and 
     on a timely basis (including immediately before initialing an 
     agreement) with, and keep fully apprised of the negotiations, 
     the congressional advisers for trade policy and negotiations 
     designated under paragraph (1).
       (3) Accreditation.--Each Member of Congress designated as a 
     congressional adviser under paragraph (1) shall be accredited 
     by the United States Trade Representative on behalf of the 
     President as an official adviser to the United States 
     delegations to international conferences, meetings, and 
     negotiating sessions relating to trade agreements.
       (c) Congressional Advisory Groups on Negotiations.--
       (1) In general.--By not later than 60 days after the date 
     of the enactment of this Act, and not later than 30 days 
     after the convening of each Congress, the chairman of the 
     Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives 
     shall convene the House Advisory Group on Negotiations and 
     the chairman of the Committee on Finance of the Senate shall 
     convene the Senate Advisory Group on Negotiations (in this 
     subsection referred to collectively as the ``congressional 
     advisory groups'').
       (2) Members and functions.--
       (A) Membership of the house advisory group on 
     negotiations.--In each Congress, the House Advisory Group on 
     Negotiations shall be comprised of the following Members of 
     the House of Representatives:
       (i) The chairman and ranking member of the Committee on 
     Ways and Means, and 3 additional members of such Committee 
     (not more than 2 of whom are members of the same political 
     party).
       (ii) The chairman and ranking member, or their designees, 
     of the committees of the House of Representatives that would 
     have, under the Rules of the House of Representatives, 
     jurisdiction over provisions of law affected by a trade 
     agreement negotiation conducted at any time during that 
     Congress and to which this title would apply.
       (B) Membership of the senate advisory group on 
     negotiations.--In each Congress, the Senate Advisory Group on 
     Negotiations shall be comprised of the following Members of 
     the Senate:
       (i) The chairman and ranking member of the Committee on 
     Finance and 3 additional members of such Committee (not more 
     than 2 of whom are members of the same political party).
       (ii) The chairman and ranking member, or their designees, 
     of the committees of the Senate that would have, under the 
     Rules of the Senate, jurisdiction over provisions of law 
     affected by a trade agreement negotiation conducted at any 
     time during that Congress and to which this title would 
     apply.
       (C) Accreditation.--Each member of the congressional 
     advisory groups described in subparagraphs (A)(i) and (B)(i) 
     shall be accredited by the United States Trade Representative 
     on behalf of the President as an official adviser to the 
     United States delegation in negotiations for any trade 
     agreement to which this title applies. Each member of the 
     congressional advisory groups described in subparagraphs 
     (A)(ii) and (B)(ii) shall be accredited by the United States 
     Trade Representative on behalf of the President as an 
     official adviser to the United States delegation in the 
     negotiations by reason of which the member is in one of the 
     congressional advisory groups.
       (D) Consultation and advice.--The congressional advisory 
     groups shall consult with

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     and provide advice to the Trade Representative 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.
       (E) Chair.--The House Advisory Group on Negotiations shall 
     be chaired by the Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means 
     of the House of Representatives and the Senate Advisory Group 
     on Negotiations shall be chaired by the Chairman of the 
     Committee on Finance of the Senate.
       (F) Coordination with other committees.--Members of any 
     committee represented on one of the congressional advisory 
     groups may submit comments to the member of the appropriate 
     congressional advisory group from that committee regarding 
     any matter related to a negotiation for any trade agreement 
     to which this title applies.
       (3) Guidelines.--
       (A) Purpose and revision.--The United States Trade 
     Representative, in consultation with the chairmen and the 
     ranking members of the Committee on Ways and Means of the 
     House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the 
     Senate, respectively--
       (i) shall, not later than 120 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, develop written guidelines to 
     facilitate the useful and timely exchange of information 
     between the Trade Representative and the congressional 
     advisory groups; and
       (ii) may make such revisions to the guidelines as may be 
     necessary from time to time.
       (B) Content.--The guidelines developed under subparagraph 
     (A) shall provide for, among other things--
       (i) detailed briefings on a fixed timetable to be specified 
     in the guidelines of the congressional advisory groups 
     regarding negotiating objectives and positions and the status 
     of the applicable negotiations, beginning as soon as 
     practicable after the congressional advisory groups are 
     convened, with more frequent briefings as trade negotiations 
     enter the final stage;
       (ii) access by members of the congressional advisory 
     groups, and staff with proper security clearances, to 
     pertinent documents relating to the negotiations, including 
     classified materials;
       (iii) the closest practicable coordination between the 
     Trade Representative and the congressional advisory groups at 
     all critical periods during the negotiations, including at 
     negotiation sites;
       (iv) after the applicable trade agreement is concluded, 
     consultation regarding ongoing compliance and enforcement of 
     negotiated commitments under the trade agreement; and
       (v) the timeframe for submitting the report required under 
     section 105(d)(3).
       (4) Request for meeting.--Upon the request of a majority of 
     either of the congressional advisory groups, the President 
     shall meet with that congressional advisory group before 
     initiating negotiations with respect to a trade agreement, or 
     at any other time concerning the negotiations.
       (d) Consultations With the Public.--
       (1) Guidelines for public engagement.--The United States 
     Trade Representative, in consultation with the chairmen and 
     the ranking members of the Committee on Ways and Means of the 
     House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the 
     Senate, respectively--
       (A) shall, not later than 120 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, develop written guidelines on public 
     access to information regarding negotiations conducted under 
     this title; and
       (B) may make such revisions to the guidelines as may be 
     necessary from time to time.
       (2) Purposes.--The guidelines developed under paragraph (1) 
     shall--
       (A) facilitate transparency;
       (B) encourage public participation; and
       (C) promote collaboration in the negotiation process.
       (3) Content.--The guidelines developed under paragraph (1) 
     shall include procedures that--
       (A) provide for rapid disclosure of information in forms 
     that the public can readily find and use; and
       (B) provide frequent opportunities for public input through 
     Federal Register requests for comment and other means.
       (4) Dissemination.--The United States Trade Representative 
     shall disseminate the guidelines developed under paragraph 
     (1) to all Federal agencies that could have jurisdiction over 
     laws affected by trade negotiations.
       (e) Consultations With Advisory Committees.--
       (1) Guidelines for engagement with advisory committees.--
     The United States Trade Representative, in consultation with 
     the chairmen and the ranking members of the Committee on Ways 
     and Means of the House of Representatives and the Committee 
     on Finance of the Senate, respectively--
       (A) shall, not later than 120 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, develop written guidelines on enhanced 
     coordination with advisory committees established pursuant to 
     section 135 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2155) 
     regarding negotiations conducted under this title; and
       (B) may make such revisions to the guidelines as may be 
     necessary from time to time.
       (2) Content.--The guidelines developed under paragraph (1) 
     shall enhance coordination with advisory committees described 
     in that paragraph through procedures to ensure--
       (A) timely briefings of advisory committees and regular 
     opportunities for advisory committees to provide input 
     throughout the negotiation process on matters relevant to the 
     sectors or functional areas represented by those committees; 
     and
       (B) the sharing of detailed and timely information with 
     each member of an advisory committee regarding negotiations 
     and pertinent documents related to the negotiation (including 
     classified information) on matters relevant to the sectors or 
     functional areas the member represents, and with a designee 
     with proper security clearances of each such member as 
     appropriate.
       (3) Dissemination.--The United States Trade Representative 
     shall disseminate the guidelines developed under paragraph 
     (1) to all Federal agencies that could have jurisdiction over 
     laws affected by trade negotiations.
       (f) Establishment of Position of Chief Transparency Officer 
     in the Office of the United States Trade Representative.--
     Section 141(b) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2171(b)) 
     is amended--
       (1) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (4); and
       (2) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following:
       ``(3) There shall be in the Office one Chief Transparency 
     Officer. The Chief Transparency Officer shall consult with 
     Congress on transparency policy, coordinate transparency in 
     trade negotiations, engage and assist the public, and advise 
     the United States Trade Representative on transparency 
     policy.''.

     SEC. 105. NOTICE, CONSULTATIONS, AND REPORTS.

       (a) Notice, Consultations, and Reports Before 
     Negotiation.--
       (1) Notice.--The President, with respect to any agreement 
     that is subject to the provisions of section 103(b), shall--
       (A) provide, at least 90 calendar days before initiating 
     negotiations with a country, written notice to Congress of 
     the President's intention to enter into the negotiations with 
     that country and set forth in the notice the date on which 
     the President intends to initiate those negotiations, the 
     specific United States objectives for the negotiations with 
     that country, and whether the President intends to seek an 
     agreement, or changes to an existing agreement;
       (B) before and after submission of the notice, consult 
     regarding the negotiations with the Committee on Ways and 
     Means of the House of Representatives and the Committee on 
     Finance of the Senate, such other committees of the House and 
     Senate as the President deems appropriate, and the House 
     Advisory Group on Negotiations and the Senate Advisory Group 
     on Negotiations convened under section 104(c);
       (C) upon the request of a majority of the members of either 
     the House Advisory Group on Negotiations or the Senate 
     Advisory Group on Negotiations convened under section 104(c), 
     meet with the requesting congressional advisory group before 
     initiating the negotiations or at any other time concerning 
     the negotiations; and
       (D) after consulting with the Committee on Ways and Means 
     and the Committee on Finance, and at least 30 calendar days 
     before initiating negotiations with a country, publish on a 
     publicly available Internet website of the Office of the 
     United States Trade Representative, and regularly update 
     thereafter, a detailed and comprehensive summary of the 
     specific objectives with respect to the negotiations, and a 
     description of how the agreement, if successfully concluded, 
     will further those objectives and benefit the United States.
       (2) Negotiations regarding agriculture.--
       (A) Assessment and consultations following assessment.--
     Before initiating or continuing negotiations the subject 
     matter of which is directly related to the subject matter 
     under section 102(b)(3)(B) with any country, the President 
     shall--
       (i) assess whether United States tariffs on agricultural 
     products that were bound under the Uruguay Round Agreements 
     are lower than the tariffs bound by that country;
       (ii) consider whether the tariff levels bound and applied 
     throughout the world with respect to imports from the United 
     States are higher than United States tariffs and whether the 
     negotiation provides an opportunity to address any such 
     disparity; and
       (iii) consult with the Committee on Ways and Means and the 
     Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and 
     the Committee on Finance and the Committee on Agriculture, 
     Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate concerning the results 
     of the assessment, whether it is appropriate for the United 
     States to agree to further tariff reductions based on the 
     conclusions reached in the assessment, and how all applicable 
     negotiating objectives will be met.
       (B) Special consultations on import sensitive products.--
     (i) Before initiating negotiations with regard to agriculture 
     and, with respect to agreements described in paragraphs (2) 
     and (3) of section 107(a), as soon as practicable after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, the United States Trade 
     Representative shall--
       (I) identify those agricultural products subject to tariff 
     rate quotas on the date of enactment of this Act, and 
     agricultural products subject to tariff reductions by the 
     United States as a result of the Uruguay Round Agreements, 
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     duty was reduced on January 1, 1995, to a rate which was not 
     less than 97.5 percent of the rate of duty that applied to 
     such article on December 31, 1994;
       (II) consult with the Committee on Ways and Means and the 
     Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and 
     the Committee on Finance and the Committee on Agriculture, 
     Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate concerning--

       (aa) whether any further tariff reductions on the products 
     identified under subclause (I) should be appropriate, taking 
     into account the impact of any such tariff reduction on the 
     United States industry producing the product concerned;
       (bb) whether the products so identified face unjustified 
     sanitary or phytosanitary restrictions, including those not 
     based on scientific principles in contravention of the 
     Uruguay Round Agreements; and
       (cc) whether the countries participating in the 
     negotiations maintain export subsidies or other programs, 
     policies, or practices that distort world trade in such 
     products and the impact of such programs, policies, and 
     practices on United States producers of the products;

       (III) request that the International Trade Commission 
     prepare an assessment of the probable economic effects of any 
     such tariff reduction on the United States industry producing 
     the product concerned and on the United States economy as a 
     whole; and
       (IV) upon complying with subclauses (I), (II), and (III), 
     notify the Committee on Ways and Means and the Committee on 
     Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee 
     on Finance and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and 
     Forestry of the Senate of those products identified under 
     subclause (I) for which the Trade Representative intends to 
     seek tariff liberalization in the negotiations and the 
     reasons for seeking such tariff liberalization.
       (ii) If, after negotiations described in clause (i) are 
     commenced--
       (I) the United States Trade Representative identifies any 
     additional agricultural product described in clause (i)(I) 
     for tariff reductions which were not the subject of a 
     notification under clause (i)(IV), or
       (II) any additional agricultural product described in 
     clause (i)(I) is the subject of a request for tariff 
     reductions by a party to the negotiations,

     the Trade Representative shall, as soon as practicable, 
     notify the committees referred to in clause (i)(IV) of those 
     products and the reasons for seeking such tariff reductions.
       (3) Negotiations regarding the fishing industry.--Before 
     initiating, or continuing, negotiations that directly relate 
     to fish or shellfish trade with any country, the President 
     shall consult with the Committee on Ways and Means and the 
     Committee on Natural Resources of the House of 
     Representatives, and the Committee on Finance and the 
     Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
     Senate, and shall keep the Committees apprised of the 
     negotiations on an ongoing and timely basis.
       (4) Negotiations regarding textiles.--Before initiating or 
     continuing negotiations the subject matter of which is 
     directly related to textiles and apparel products with any 
     country, the President shall--
       (A) assess whether United States tariffs on textile and 
     apparel products that were bound under the Uruguay Round 
     Agreements are lower than the tariffs bound by that country 
     and whether the negotiation provides an opportunity to 
     address any such disparity; and
       (B) consult with the Committee on Ways and Means of the 
     House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the 
     Senate concerning the results of the assessment, whether it 
     is appropriate for the United States to agree to further 
     tariff reductions based on the conclusions reached in the 
     assessment, and how all applicable negotiating objectives 
     will be met.
       (5) Adherence to existing international trade and 
     investment agreement obligations.--In determining whether to 
     enter into negotiations with a particular country, the 
     President shall take into account the extent to which that 
     country has implemented, or has accelerated the 
     implementation of, its international trade and investment 
     commitments to the United States, including pursuant to the 
     WTO Agreement.
       (b) Consultation With Congress Before Entry Into 
     Agreement.--
       (1) Consultation.--Before entering into any trade agreement 
     under section 103(b), the President shall consult with--
       (A) the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of 
     Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate;
       (B) each other committee of the House and the Senate, and 
     each joint committee of Congress, which has jurisdiction over 
     legislation involving subject matters which would be affected 
     by the trade agreement; and
       (C) the House Advisory Group on Negotiations and the Senate 
     Advisory Group on Negotiations convened under section 104(c).
       (2) Scope.--The consultation described in paragraph (1) 
     shall include consultation with respect to--
       (A) the nature of the agreement;
       (B) how and to what extent the agreement will achieve the 
     applicable purposes, policies, priorities, and objectives of 
     this title; and
       (C) the implementation of the agreement under section 106, 
     including the general effect of the agreement on existing 
     laws.
       (3) Report regarding united states trade remedy laws.--
       (A) Changes in certain trade laws.--The President, not less 
     than 180 calendar days before the day on which the President 
     enters into a trade agreement under section 103(b), shall 
     report to the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of 
     Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate--
       (i) the range of proposals advanced in the negotiations 
     with respect to that agreement, that may be in the final 
     agreement, and that could require amendments to title VII of 
     the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671 et seq.) or to chapter 
     1 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2251 et 
     seq.); and
       (ii) how these proposals relate to the objectives described 
     in section 102(b)(16).
       (B) Resolutions.--(i) At any time after the transmission of 
     the report under subparagraph (A), if a resolution is 
     introduced with respect to that report in either House of 
     Congress, the procedures set forth in clauses (iii) through 
     (vii) shall apply to that resolution if--
       (I) no other resolution with respect to that report has 
     previously been reported in that House of Congress by the 
     Committee on Ways and Means or the Committee on Finance, as 
     the case may be, pursuant to those procedures; and
       (II) no procedural disapproval resolution under section 
     106(b) introduced with respect to a trade agreement entered 
     into pursuant to the negotiations to which the report under 
     subparagraph (A) relates has previously been reported in that 
     House of Congress by the Committee on Ways and Means or the 
     Committee on Finance, as the case may be.
       (ii) For purposes of this subparagraph, the term 
     ``resolution'' means only a resolution of either House of 
     Congress, the matter after the resolving clause of which is 
     as follows: ``That the ____ finds that the proposed changes 
     to United States trade remedy laws contained in the report of 
     the President transmitted to Congress on ____ under section 
     105(b)(3) of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities 
     and Accountability Act of 2015 with respect to ____, are 
     inconsistent with the negotiating objectives described in 
     section 102(b)(16) of that Act.'', with the first blank space 
     being filled with the name of the resolving House of 
     Congress, the second blank space being filled with the 
     appropriate date of the report, and the third blank space 
     being filled with the name of the country or countries 
     involved.
       (iii) Resolutions in the House of Representatives--
       (I) may be introduced by any Member of the House;
       (II) shall be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means 
     and, in addition, to the Committee on Rules; and
       (III) may not be amended by either Committee.
       (iv) Resolutions in the Senate--
       (I) may be introduced by any Member of the Senate;
       (II) shall be referred to the Committee on Finance; and
       (III) may not be amended.
       (v) It is not in order for the House of Representatives to 
     consider any resolution that is not reported by the Committee 
     on Ways and Means and, in addition, by the Committee on 
     Rules.
       (vi) It is not in order for the Senate to consider any 
     resolution that is not reported by the Committee on Finance.
       (vii) The provisions of subsections (d) and (e) of section 
     152 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2192) (relating to 
     floor consideration of certain resolutions in the House and 
     Senate) shall apply to resolutions.
       (4) Advisory committee reports.--The report required under 
     section 135(e)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 
     2155(e)(1)) regarding any trade agreement entered into under 
     subsection (a) or (b) of section 103 shall be provided to the 
     President, Congress, and the United States Trade 
     Representative not later than 30 days after the date on which 
     the President notifies Congress under section 103(a)(2) or 
     106(a)(1)(A) of the intention of the President to enter into 
     the agreement.
       (c) International Trade Commission Assessment.--
       (1) Submission of information to commission.--The 
     President, not later than 90 calendar days before the day on 
     which the President enters into a trade agreement under 
     section 103(b), shall provide the International Trade 
     Commission (referred to in this subsection as the 
     ``Commission'') with the details of the agreement as it 
     exists at that time and request the Commission to prepare and 
     submit an assessment of the agreement as described in 
     paragraph (2). Between the time the President makes the 
     request under this paragraph and the time the Commission 
     submits the assessment, the President shall keep the 
     Commission current with respect to the details of the 
     agreement.
       (2) Assessment.--Not later than 105 calendar days after the 
     President enters into a trade agreement under section 103(b), 
     the Commission shall submit to the President and Congress a 
     report assessing the likely impact of the agreement on the 
     United States economy as a whole and on specific industry 
     sectors, including the impact the agreement will have on the 
     gross domestic product, exports and imports, aggregate 
     employment and employment opportunities, the production, 
     employment, and competitive position of industries likely to 
     be significantly affected by the agreement, and the interests 
     of United States consumers.
       (3) Review of empirical literature.--In preparing the 
     assessment under paragraph (2), the Commission shall review 
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     economic assessments regarding the agreement, including 
     literature regarding any substantially equivalent proposed 
     agreement, and shall provide in its assessment a description 
     of the analyses used and conclusions drawn in such 
     literature, and a discussion of areas of consensus and 
     divergence between the various analyses and conclusions, 
     including those of the Commission regarding the agreement.
       (4) Public availability.--The President shall make each 
     assessment under paragraph (2) available to the public.
       (d) Reports Submitted to Committees With Agreement.--
       (1) Environmental reviews and reports.--The President 
     shall--
       (A) conduct environmental reviews of future trade and 
     investment agreements, consistent with Executive Order 13141 
     (64 Fed. Reg. 63169), dated November 16, 1999, and its 
     relevant guidelines; and
       (B) submit a report on those reviews and on the content and 
     operation of consultative mechanisms established pursuant to 
     section 102(c) to the Committee on Ways and Means of the 
     House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the 
     Senate at the time the President submits to Congress a copy 
     of the final legal text of an agreement pursuant to section 
     106(a)(1)(E).
       (2) Employment impact reviews and reports.--The President 
     shall--
       (A) review the impact of future trade agreements on United 
     States employment, including labor markets, modeled after 
     Executive Order 13141 (64 Fed. Reg. 63169) to the extent 
     appropriate in establishing procedures and criteria; and
       (B) submit a report on such reviews to the Committee on 
     Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the 
     Committee on Finance of the Senate at the time the President 
     submits to Congress a copy of the final legal text of an 
     agreement pursuant to section 106(a)(1)(E).
       (3) Report on labor rights.--The President shall submit to 
     the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of 
     Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate, 
     on a timeframe determined in accordance with section 
     104(c)(3)(B)(v)--
       (A) a meaningful labor rights report of the country, or 
     countries, with respect to which the President is 
     negotiating; and
       (B) a description of any provisions that would require 
     changes to the labor laws and labor practices of the United 
     States.
       (4) Public availability.--The President shall make all 
     reports required under this subsection available to the 
     public.
       (e) Implementation and Enforcement Plan.--
       (1) In general.--At the time the President submits to 
     Congress a copy of the final legal text of an agreement 
     pursuant to section 106(a)(1)(E), the President shall also 
     submit to Congress a plan for implementing and enforcing the 
     agreement.
       (2) Elements.--The implementation and enforcement plan 
     required by paragraph (1) shall include the following:
       (A) Border personnel requirements.--A description of 
     additional personnel required at border entry points, 
     including a list of additional customs and agricultural 
     inspectors.
       (B) Agency staffing requirements.--A description of 
     additional personnel required by Federal agencies responsible 
     for monitoring and implementing the trade agreement, 
     including personnel required by the Office of the United 
     States Trade Representative, the Department of Commerce, the 
     Department of Agriculture (including additional personnel 
     required to implement sanitary and phytosanitary measures in 
     order to obtain market access for United States exports), the 
     Department of Homeland Security, the Department of the 
     Treasury, and such other agencies as may be necessary.
       (C) Customs infrastructure requirements.--A description of 
     the additional equipment and facilities needed by U.S. 
     Customs and Border Protection.
       (D) Impact on state and local governments.--A description 
     of the impact the trade agreement will have on State and 
     local governments as a result of increases in trade.
       (E) Cost analysis.--An analysis of the costs associated 
     with each of the items listed in subparagraphs (A) through 
     (D).
       (3) Budget submission.--The President shall include a 
     request for the resources necessary to support the plan 
     required by paragraph (1) in the first budget of the 
     President submitted to Congress under section 1105(a) of 
     title 31, United States Code, after the date of the 
     submission of the plan.
       (4) Public availability.--The President shall make the plan 
     required under this subsection available to the public.
       (f) Other Reports.--
       (1) Report on penalties.--Not later than one year after the 
     imposition by the United States of a penalty or remedy 
     permitted by a trade agreement to which this title applies, 
     the President shall submit to the Committee on Ways and Means 
     of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance 
     of the Senate a report on the effectiveness of the penalty or 
     remedy applied under United States law in enforcing United 
     States rights under the trade agreement, which shall address 
     whether the penalty or remedy was effective in changing the 
     behavior of the targeted party and whether the penalty or 
     remedy had any adverse impact on parties or interests not 
     party to the dispute.
       (2) Report on impact of trade promotion authority.--Not 
     later than one year after the date of the enactment of this 
     Act, and not later than 5 years thereafter, the United States 
     International Trade Commission shall submit to the Committee 
     on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the 
     Committee on Finance of the Senate a report on the economic 
     impact on the United States of all trade agreements with 
     respect to which Congress has enacted an implementing bill 
     under trade authorities procedures since January 1, 1984.
       (3) Enforcement consultations and reports.--(A) The United 
     States Trade Representative shall consult with the Committee 
     on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the 
     Committee on Finance of the Senate after acceptance of a 
     petition for review or taking an enforcement action in regard 
     to an obligation under a trade agreement, including a labor 
     or environmental obligation. During such consultations, the 
     United States Trade Representative shall describe the matter, 
     including the basis for such action and the application of 
     any relevant legal obligations.
       (B) As part of the report required pursuant to section 163 
     of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2213), the President 
     shall report annually to Congress on enforcement actions 
     taken pursuant to a trade agreement to which the United 
     States is a party, as well as on any public reports issued by 
     Federal agencies on enforcement matters relating to a trade 
     agreement.
       (g) Additional Coordination With Members.--Any Member of 
     the House of Representatives may submit to the Committee on 
     Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and any Member 
     of the Senate may submit to the Committee on Finance of the 
     Senate the views of that Member on any matter relevant to a 
     proposed trade agreement, and the relevant Committee shall 
     receive those views for consideration.

     SEC. 106. IMPLEMENTATION OF TRADE AGREEMENTS.

       (a) In General.--
       (1) Notification and submission.--Any agreement entered 
     into under section 103(b) shall enter into force with respect 
     to the United States if (and only if)--
       (A) the President, at least 90 calendar days before the day 
     on which the President enters into the trade agreement, 
     notifies the House of Representatives and the Senate of the 
     President's intention to enter into the agreement, and 
     promptly thereafter publishes notice of such intention in the 
     Federal Register;
       (B) the President, at least 60 days before the day on which 
     the President enters into the agreement, publishes the text 
     of the agreement on a publicly available Internet website of 
     the Office of the United States Trade Representative;
       (C) within 60 days after entering into the agreement, the 
     President submits to Congress a description of those changes 
     to existing laws that the President considers would be 
     required in order to bring the United States into compliance 
     with the agreement;
       (D) the President, at least 30 days before submitting to 
     Congress the materials under subparagraph (E), submits to 
     Congress--
       (i) a draft statement of any administrative action proposed 
     to implement the agreement; and
       (ii) a copy of the final legal text of the agreement;
       (E) after entering into the agreement, the President 
     submits to Congress, on a day on which both Houses of 
     Congress are in session, a copy of the final legal text of 
     the agreement, together with--
       (i) a draft of an implementing bill described in section 
     103(b)(3);
       (ii) a statement of any administrative action proposed to 
     implement the trade agreement; and
       (iii) the supporting information described in paragraph 
     (2)(A);
       (F) the implementing bill is enacted into law; and
       (G) the President, not later than 30 days before the date 
     on which the agreement enters into force with respect to a 
     party to the agreement, submits written notice to Congress 
     that the President has determined that the party has taken 
     measures necessary to comply with those provisions of the 
     agreement that are to take effect on the date on which the 
     agreement enters into force.
       (2) Supporting information.--
       (A) In general.--The supporting information required under 
     paragraph (1)(E)(iii) consists of--
       (i) an explanation as to how the implementing bill and 
     proposed administrative action will change or affect existing 
     law; and
       (ii) a statement--

       (I) asserting that the agreement makes progress in 
     achieving the applicable purposes, policies, priorities, and 
     objectives of this title; and
       (II) setting forth the reasons of the President regarding--

       (aa) how and to what extent the agreement makes progress in 
     achieving the applicable purposes, policies, and objectives 
     referred to in subclause (I);
       (bb) whether and how the agreement changes provisions of an 
     agreement previously negotiated;
       (cc) how the agreement serves the interests of United 
     States commerce; and
       (dd) how the implementing bill meets the standards set 
     forth in section 103(b)(3).
       (B) Public availability.--The President shall make the 
     supporting information described in subparagraph (A) 
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       (3) Reciprocal benefits.--In order to ensure that a foreign 
     country that is not a party to a trade agreement entered into 
     under section 103(b) does not receive benefits under the 
     agreement unless the country is also subject to the 
     obligations under the agreement, the implementing bill 
     submitted with respect to the agreement shall provide that 
     the benefits and obligations under the agreement apply only 
     to the parties to the agreement, if such application is 
     consistent with the terms of the agreement. The implementing 
     bill may also provide that the benefits and obligations under 
     the agreement do not apply uniformly to all parties to the 
     agreement, if such application is consistent with the terms 
     of the agreement.
       (4) Disclosure of commitments.--Any agreement or other 
     understanding with a foreign government or governments 
     (whether oral or in writing) that--
       (A) relates to a trade agreement with respect to which 
     Congress enacts an implementing bill under trade authorities 
     procedures; and
       (B) is not disclosed to Congress before an implementing 
     bill with respect to that agreement is introduced in either 
     House of Congress,

     shall not be considered to be part of the agreement approved 
     by Congress and shall have no force and effect under United 
     States law or in any dispute settlement body.
       (b) Limitations on Trade Authorities Procedures.--
       (1) For lack of notice or consultations.--
       (A) In general.--The trade authorities procedures shall not 
     apply to any implementing bill submitted with respect to a 
     trade agreement or trade agreements entered into under 
     section 103(b) if during the 60-day period beginning on the 
     date that one House of Congress agrees to a procedural 
     disapproval resolution for lack of notice or consultations 
     with respect to such trade agreement or agreements, the other 
     House separately agrees to a procedural disapproval 
     resolution with respect to such trade agreement or 
     agreements.
       (B) Procedural disapproval resolution.--(i) For purposes of 
     this paragraph, the term ``procedural disapproval 
     resolution'' means a resolution of either House of Congress, 
     the sole matter after the resolving clause of which is as 
     follows: ``That the President has failed or refused to notify 
     or consult in accordance with the Bipartisan Congressional 
     Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 on 
     negotiations with respect to ________ and, therefore, the 
     trade authorities procedures under that Act shall not apply 
     to any implementing bill submitted with respect to such trade 
     agreement or agreements.'', with the blank space being filled 
     with a description of the trade agreement or agreements with 
     respect to which the President is considered to have failed 
     or refused to notify or consult.
       (ii) For purposes of clause (i) and paragraphs (3)(C) and 
     (4)(C), the President has ``failed or refused to notify or 
     consult in accordance with the Bipartisan Congressional Trade 
     Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015'' on negotiations 
     with respect to a trade agreement or trade agreements if--
       (I) the President has failed or refused to consult (as the 
     case may be) in accordance with sections 104 and 105 and this 
     section with respect to the negotiations, agreement, or 
     agreements;
       (II) guidelines under section 104 have not been developed 
     or met with respect to the negotiations, agreement, or 
     agreements;
       (III) the President has not met with the House Advisory 
     Group on Negotiations or the Senate Advisory Group on 
     Negotiations pursuant to a request made under section 
     104(c)(4) with respect to the negotiations, agreement, or 
     agreements; or
       (IV) the agreement or agreements fail to make progress in 
     achieving the purposes, policies, priorities, and objectives 
     of this title.
       (2) Procedures for considering resolutions.--(A) Procedural 
     disapproval resolutions--
       (i) in the House of Representatives--
       (I) may be introduced by any Member of the House;
       (II) shall be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means 
     and, in addition, to the Committee on Rules; and
       (III) may not be amended by either Committee; and
       (ii) in the Senate--
       (I) may be introduced by any Member of the Senate;
       (II) shall be referred to the Committee on Finance; and
       (III) may not be amended.
       (B) The provisions of subsections (d) and (e) of section 
     152 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2192) (relating to 
     the floor consideration of certain resolutions in the House 
     and Senate) apply to a procedural disapproval resolution 
     introduced with respect to a trade agreement if no other 
     procedural disapproval resolution with respect to that trade 
     agreement has previously been reported in that House of 
     Congress by the Committee on Ways and Means or the Committee 
     on Finance, as the case may be, and if no resolution 
     described in clause (ii) of section 105(b)(3)(B) with respect 
     to that trade agreement has been reported in that House of 
     Congress by the Committee on Ways and Means or the Committee 
     on Finance, as the case may be, pursuant to the procedures 
     set forth in clauses (iii) through (vii) of such section.
       (C) It is not in order for the House of Representatives to 
     consider any procedural disapproval resolution not reported 
     by the Committee on Ways and Means and, in addition, by the 
     Committee on Rules.
       (D) It is not in order for the Senate to consider any 
     procedural disapproval resolution not reported by the 
     Committee on Finance.
       (3) Consideration in senate of consultation and compliance 
     resolution to remove trade authorities procedures.--
       (A) Reporting of resolution.--If, when the Committee on 
     Finance of the Senate meets on whether to report an 
     implementing bill with respect to a trade agreement or 
     agreements entered into under section 103(b), the committee 
     fails to favorably report the bill, the committee shall 
     report a resolution described in subparagraph (C).
       (B) Applicability of trade authorities procedures.--The 
     trade authorities procedures shall not apply in the Senate to 
     any implementing bill submitted with respect to a trade 
     agreement or agreements described in subparagraph (A) if the 
     Committee on Finance reports a resolution described in 
     subparagraph (C) and such resolution is agreed to by the 
     Senate.
       (C) Resolution described.--A resolution described in this 
     subparagraph is a resolution of the Senate originating from 
     the Committee on Finance the sole matter after the resolving 
     clause of which is as follows: ``That the President has 
     failed or refused to notify or consult in accordance with the 
     Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability 
     Act of 2015 on negotiations with respect to _____ and, 
     therefore, the trade authorities procedures under that Act 
     shall not apply in the Senate to any implementing bill 
     submitted with respect to such trade agreement or 
     agreements.'', with the blank space being filled with a 
     description of the trade agreement or agreements described in 
     subparagraph (A).
       (D) Procedures.--If the Senate does not agree to a motion 
     to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to a resolution 
     described in subparagraph (C), the resolution shall be 
     committed to the Committee on Finance.
       (4) Consideration in the house of representatives of a 
     consultation and compliance resolution.--
       (A) Qualifications for reporting resolution.--If--
       (i) the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of 
     Representatives reports an implementing bill with respect to 
     a trade agreement or agreements entered into under section 
     103(b) with other than a favorable recommendation; and
       (ii) a Member of the House of Representatives has 
     introduced a consultation and compliance resolution on the 
     legislative day following the filing of a report to accompany 
     the implementing bill with other than a favorable 
     recommendation,

     then the Committee on Ways and Means shall consider a 
     consultation and compliance resolution pursuant to 
     subparagraph (B).
       (B) Committee consideration of a qualifying resolution.--
     (i) Not later than the fourth legislative day after the date 
     of introduction of the resolution, the Committee on Ways and 
     Means shall meet to consider a resolution meeting the 
     qualifications set forth in subparagraph (A).
       (ii) After consideration of one such resolution by the 
     Committee on Ways and Means, this subparagraph shall not 
     apply to any other such resolution.
       (iii) If the Committee on Ways and Means has not reported 
     the resolution by the sixth legislative day after the date of 
     its introduction, that committee shall be discharged from 
     further consideration of the resolution.
       (C) Consultation and compliance resolution described.--A 
     consultation and compliance resolution--
       (i) is a resolution of the House of Representatives, the 
     sole matter after the resolving clause of which is as 
     follows: ``That the President has failed or refused to notify 
     or consult in accordance with the Bipartisan Congressional 
     Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 on 
     negotiations with respect to _____ and, therefore, the trade 
     authorities procedures under that Act shall not apply in the 
     House of Representatives to any implementing bill submitted 
     with respect to such trade agreement or agreements.'', with 
     the blank space being filled with a description of the trade 
     agreement or agreements described in subparagraph (A); and
       (ii) shall be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
       (D) Applicability of trade authorities procedures.--The 
     trade authorities procedures shall not apply in the House of 
     Representatives to any implementing bill submitted with 
     respect to a trade agreement or agreements which are the 
     object of a consultation and compliance resolution if such 
     resolution is adopted by the House.
       (5) For failure to meet other requirements.--Not later than 
     December 15, 2015, the Secretary of Commerce, in consultation 
     with the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, 
     the Attorney General, and the United States Trade 
     Representative, shall transmit to Congress a report setting 
     forth the strategy of the executive branch to address 
     concerns of Congress regarding whether dispute settlement 
     panels and the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization 
     have added to obligations, or diminished rights, of the 
     United States, as described in section 102(b)(15)(C). Trade 
     authorities procedures shall not apply to any implementing 
     bill with respect to an agreement negotiated under the 
     auspices of the World Trade Organization unless the Secretary 
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     has issued such report by the deadline specified in this 
     paragraph.
       (6) Limitations on procedures with respect to agreements 
     with countries not in compliance with trafficking victims 
     protection act of 2000.--
       (A) In general.--The trade authorities procedures shall not 
     apply to any implementing bill submitted with respect to a 
     trade agreement or trade agreements entered into under 
     section 103(b) with a country to which the minimum standards 
     for the elimination of trafficking are applicable and the 
     government of which does not fully comply with such standards 
     and is not making significant efforts to bring the country 
     into compliance (commonly referred to as a ``tier 3'' 
     country), as determined in the most recent annual report on 
     trafficking in persons submitted under section 110(b)(1) of 
     the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 
     7107(b)(1)).
       (B) Minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking 
     defined.--In this paragraph, the term ``minimum standards for 
     the elimination of trafficking'' means the standards set 
     forth in section 108 of the Trafficking Victims Protection 
     Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7106).
       (c) Rules of House of Representatives and Senate.--
     Subsection (b) of this section, section 103(c), and section 
     105(b)(3) are enacted by Congress--
       (1) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate, respectively, and as such are 
     deemed a part of the rules of each House, respectively, and 
     such procedures supersede other rules only to the extent that 
     they are inconsistent with such other rules; and
       (2) with the full recognition of the constitutional right 
     of either House to change the rules (so far as relating to 
     the procedures of that House) at any time, in the same 
     manner, and to the same extent as any other rule of that 
     House.

     SEC. 107. TREATMENT OF CERTAIN TRADE AGREEMENTS FOR WHICH 
                   NEGOTIATIONS HAVE ALREADY BEGUN.

       (a) Certain Agreements.--Notwithstanding the prenegotiation 
     notification and consultation requirement described in 
     section 105(a), if an agreement to which section 103(b) 
     applies--
       (1) is entered into under the auspices of the World Trade 
     Organization,
       (2) is entered into with the Trans-Pacific Partnership 
     countries with respect to which notifications have been made 
     in a manner consistent with section 105(a)(1)(A) as of the 
     date of the enactment of this Act,
       (3) is entered into with the European Union,
       (4) is an agreement with respect to international trade in 
     services entered into with WTO members with respect to which 
     a notification has been made in a manner consistent with 
     section 105(a)(1)(A) as of the date of the enactment of this 
     Act, or
       (5) is an agreement with respect to environmental goods 
     entered into with WTO members with respect to which a 
     notification has been made in a manner consistent with 
     section 105(a)(1)(A) as of the date of the enactment of this 
     Act,

     and results from negotiations that were commenced before the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, subsection (b) shall 
     apply.
       (b) Treatment of Agreements.--In the case of any agreement 
     to which subsection (a) applies, the applicability of the 
     trade authorities procedures to implementing bills shall be 
     determined without regard to the requirements of section 
     105(a) (relating only to notice prior to initiating 
     negotiations), and any resolution under paragraph (1)(B), 
     (3)(C), or (4)(C) of section 106(b) shall not be in order on 
     the basis of a failure or refusal to comply with the 
     provisions of section 105(a), if (and only if) the President, 
     as soon as feasible after the date of the enactment of this 
     Act--
       (1) notifies Congress of the negotiations described in 
     subsection (a), the specific United States objectives in the 
     negotiations, and whether the President is seeking a new 
     agreement or changes to an existing agreement; and
       (2) before and after submission of the notice, consults 
     regarding the negotiations with the committees referred to in 
     section 105(a)(1)(B) and the House and Senate Advisory Groups 
     on Negotiations convened under section 104(c).

     SEC. 108. SOVEREIGNTY.

       (a) United States Law To Prevail in Event of Conflict.--No 
     provision of any trade agreement entered into under section 
     103(b), nor the application of any such provision to any 
     person or circumstance, that is inconsistent with any law of 
     the United States, any State of the United States, or any 
     locality of the United States shall have effect.
       (b) Amendments or Modifications of United States Law.--No 
     provision of any trade agreement entered into under section 
     103(b) shall prevent the United States, any State of the 
     United States, or any locality of the United States from 
     amending or modifying any law of the United States, that 
     State, or that locality (as the case may be).
       (c) Dispute Settlement Reports.--Reports, including 
     findings and recommendations, issued by dispute settlement 
     panels convened pursuant to any trade agreement entered into 
     under section 103(b) shall have no binding effect on the law 
     of the United States, the Government of the United States, or 
     the law or government of any State or locality of the United 
     States.

     SEC. 109. INTERESTS OF SMALL BUSINESSES.

       (a) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) the United States Trade Representative should 
     facilitate participation by small businesses in the trade 
     negotiation process; and
       (2) the functions of the Office of the United States Trade 
     Representative relating to small businesses should continue 
     to be reflected in the title of the Assistant United States 
     Trade Representative assigned the responsibility for small 
     businesses.
       (b) Consideration of Small Business Interests.--The 
     Assistant United States Trade Representative for Small 
     Business, Market Access, and Industrial Competitiveness shall 
     be responsible for ensuring that the interests of small 
     businesses are considered in all trade negotiations in 
     accordance with the objective described in section 102(a)(8).

     SEC. 110. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS; APPLICATION OF CERTAIN 
                   PROVISIONS.

       (a) Conforming Amendments.--
       (1) Advice from united states international trade 
     commission.--Section 131 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 
     2151) is amended--
       (A) in subsection (a)--
       (i) in paragraph (1), by striking ``section 2103(a) or (b) 
     of the Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2002'' and 
     inserting ``subsection (a) or (b) of section 103 of the 
     Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability 
     Act of 2015''; and
       (ii) in paragraph (2), by striking ``section 2103(b) of the 
     Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2002'' and 
     inserting ``section 103(b) of the Bipartisan Congressional 
     Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015'';
       (B) in subsection (b), by striking ``section 2103(a)(3)(A) 
     of the Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2002'' and 
     inserting ``section 103(a)(4)(A) of the Bipartisan 
     Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 
     2015''; and
       (C) in subsection (c), by striking ``section 2103 of the 
     Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2002'' and 
     inserting ``section 103(a) of the Bipartisan Congressional 
     Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015''.
       (2) Hearings.--Section 132 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 
     U.S.C. 2152) is amended by striking ``section 2103 of the 
     Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2002'' and 
     inserting ``section 103 of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade 
     Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015''.
       (3) Public hearings.--Section 133(a) of the Trade Act of 
     1974 (19 U.S.C. 2153(a)) is amended by striking ``section 
     2103 of the Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 
     2002'' and inserting ``section 103 of the Bipartisan 
     Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 
     2015''.
       (4) Prerequisites for offers.--Section 134 of the Trade Act 
     of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2154) is amended by striking ``section 
     2103 of the Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 
     2002'' each place it appears and inserting ``section 103 of 
     the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and 
     Accountability Act of 2015''.
       (5) Information and advice from private and public 
     sectors.--Section 135 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 
     2155) is amended--
       (A) in subsection (a)(1)(A), by striking ``section 2103 of 
     the Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2002'' and 
     inserting ``section 103 of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade 
     Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015''; and
       (B) in subsection (e)--
       (i) in paragraph (1)--

       (I) by striking ``section 2103 of the Bipartisan Trade 
     Promotion Authority Act of 2002'' each place it appears and 
     inserting ``section 103 of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade 
     Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015''; and
       (II) by striking ``not later than the date on which the 
     President notifies the Congress under section 2105(a)(1)(A) 
     of the Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2002'' and 
     inserting ``not later than the date that is 30 days after the 
     date on which the President notifies Congress under section 
     106(a)(1)(A) of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities 
     and Accountability Act of 2015''; and

       (ii) in paragraph (2), by striking ``section 2102 of the 
     Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2002'' and 
     inserting ``section 102 of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade 
     Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015''.
       (6) Procedures relating to implementing bills.--Section 151 
     of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2191) is amended--
       (A) in subsection (b)(1), in the matter preceding 
     subparagraph (A), by striking ``section 2105(a)(1) of the 
     Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2002'' and 
     inserting ``section 106(a)(1) of the Bipartisan Congressional 
     Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015''; and
       (B) in subsection (c)(1), by striking ``section 2105(a)(1) 
     of the Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2002'' and 
     inserting ``section 106(a)(1) of the Bipartisan Congressional 
     Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015''.
       (7) Transmission of agreements to congress.--Section 162(a) 
     of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2212(a)) is amended by 
     striking ``section 2103 of the Bipartisan Trade Promotion 
     Authority Act of 2002'' and inserting ``section 103 of the 
     Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability 
     Act of 2015''.
       (b) Application of Certain Provisions.--For purposes of 
     applying sections 125, 126,

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     and 127 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2135, 2136, and 
     2137)--
       (1) any trade agreement entered into under section 103 
     shall be treated as an agreement entered into under section 
     101 or 102 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2111 or 2112), 
     as appropriate; and
       (2) any proclamation or Executive order issued pursuant to 
     a trade agreement entered into under section 103 shall be 
     treated as a proclamation or Executive order issued pursuant 
     to a trade agreement entered into under section 102 of the 
     Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2112).

     SEC. 111. DEFINITIONS.

       In this title:
       (1) Agreement on agriculture.--The term ``Agreement on 
     Agriculture'' means the agreement referred to in section 
     101(d)(2) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 
     3511(d)(2)).
       (2) Agreement on safeguards.--The term ``Agreement on 
     Safeguards'' means the agreement referred to in section 
     101(d)(13) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 
     3511(d)(13)).
       (3) Agreement on subsidies and countervailing measures.--
     The term ``Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing 
     Measures'' means the agreement referred to in section 
     101(d)(12) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 
     3511(d)(12)).
       (4) Antidumping agreement.--The term ``Antidumping 
     Agreement'' means the Agreement on Implementation of Article 
     VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 
     referred to in section 101(d)(7) of the Uruguay Round 
     Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3511(d)(7)).
       (5) Appellate body.--The term ``Appellate Body'' means the 
     Appellate Body established under Article 17.1 of the Dispute 
     Settlement Understanding.
       (6) Common multilateral environmental agreement.--
       (A) In general.--The term ``common multilateral 
     environmental agreement'' means any agreement specified in 
     subparagraph (B) or included under subparagraph (C) to which 
     both the United States and one or more other parties to the 
     negotiations are full parties, including any current or 
     future mutually agreed upon protocols, amendments, annexes, 
     or adjustments to such an agreement.
       (B) Agreements specified.--The agreements specified in this 
     subparagraph are the following:
       (i) The Convention on International Trade in Endangered 
     Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, done at Washington March 3, 
     1973 (27 UST 1087; TIAS 8249).
       (ii) The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the 
     Ozone Layer, done at Montreal September 16, 1987.
       (iii) The Protocol of 1978 Relating to the International 
     Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, 
     done at London February 17, 1978.
       (iv) The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance 
     Especially as Waterfowl Habitat, done at Ramsar February 2, 
     1971 (TIAS 11084).
       (v) The Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine 
     Living Resources, done at Canberra May 20, 1980 (33 UST 
     3476).
       (vi) The International Convention for the Regulation of 
     Whaling, done at Washington December 2, 1946 (62 Stat. 1716).
       (vii) The Convention for the Establishment of an Inter-
     American Tropical Tuna Commission, done at Washington May 31, 
     1949 (1 UST 230).
       (C) Additional agreements.--Both the United States and one 
     or more other parties to the negotiations may agree to 
     include any other multilateral environmental or conservation 
     agreement to which they are full parties as a common 
     multilateral environmental agreement under this paragraph.
       (7) Core labor standards.--The term ``core labor 
     standards'' means--
       (A) freedom of association;
       (B) the effective recognition of the right to collective 
     bargaining;
       (C) the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory 
     labor;
       (D) the effective abolition of child labor and a 
     prohibition on the worst forms of child labor; and
       (E) the elimination of discrimination in respect of 
     employment and occupation.
       (8) Dispute settlement understanding.--The term ``Dispute 
     Settlement Understanding'' means the Understanding on Rules 
     and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes referred 
     to in section 101(d)(16) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act 
     (19 U.S.C. 3511(d)(16)).
       (9) Enabling clause.--The term ``Enabling Clause'' means 
     the Decision on Differential and More Favourable Treatment, 
     Reciprocity and Fuller Participation of Developing Countries 
     (L/4903), adopted November 28, 1979, under GATT 1947 (as 
     defined in section 2 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 
     U.S.C. 3501)).
       (10) Environmental laws.--The term ``environmental laws'', 
     with respect to the laws of the United States, means 
     environmental statutes and regulations enforceable by action 
     of the Federal Government.
       (11) GATT 1994.--The term ``GATT 1994'' has the meaning 
     given that term in section 2 of the Uruguay Round Agreements 
     Act (19 U.S.C. 3501).
       (12) General agreement on trade in services.--The term 
     ``General Agreement on Trade in Services'' means the General 
     Agreement on Trade in Services (referred to in section 
     101(d)(14) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 
     3511(d)(14))).
       (13) Government procurement agreement.--The term 
     ``Government Procurement Agreement'' means the Agreement on 
     Government Procurement referred to in section 101(d)(17) of 
     the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3511(d)(17)).
       (14) ILO.--The term ``ILO'' means the International Labor 
     Organization.
       (15) Import sensitive agricultural product.--The term 
     ``import sensitive agricultural product'' means an 
     agricultural product--
       (A) with respect to which, as a result of the Uruguay Round 
     Agreements, the rate of duty was the subject of tariff 
     reductions by the United States and, pursuant to such 
     Agreements, was reduced on January 1, 1995, to a rate that 
     was not less than 97.5 percent of the rate of duty that 
     applied to such article on December 31, 1994; or
       (B) which was subject to a tariff rate quota on the date of 
     the enactment of this Act.
       (16) Information technology agreement.--The term 
     ``Information Technology Agreement'' means the Ministerial 
     Declaration on Trade in Information Technology Products of 
     the World Trade Organization, agreed to at Singapore December 
     13, 1996.
       (17) Internationally recognized core labor standards.--The 
     term ``internationally recognized core labor standards'' 
     means the core labor standards only as stated in the ILO 
     Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and 
     its Follow-Up (1998).
       (18) Labor laws.--The term ``labor laws'' means the 
     statutes and regulations, or provisions thereof, of a party 
     to the negotiations that are directly related to core labor 
     standards as well as other labor protections for children and 
     minors and acceptable conditions of work with respect to 
     minimum wages, hours of work, and occupational safety and 
     health, and for the United States, includes Federal statutes 
     and regulations addressing those standards, protections, or 
     conditions, but does not include State or local labor laws.
       (19) United states person.--The term ``United States 
     person'' means--
       (A) a United States citizen;
       (B) a partnership, corporation, or other legal entity that 
     is organized under the laws of the United States; and
       (C) a partnership, corporation, or other legal entity that 
     is organized under the laws of a foreign country and is 
     controlled by entities described in subparagraph (B) or 
     United States citizens, or both.
       (20) Uruguay round agreements.--The term ``Uruguay Round 
     Agreements'' has the meaning given that term in section 2(7) 
     of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3501(7)).
       (21) World trade organization; wto.--The terms ``World 
     Trade Organization'' and ``WTO'' mean the organization 
     established pursuant to the WTO Agreement.
       (22) WTO agreement.--The term ``WTO Agreement'' means the 
     Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization entered 
     into on April 15, 1994.
       (23) WTO member.--The term ``WTO member'' has the meaning 
     given that term in section 2(10) of the Uruguay Round 
     Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3501(10)).

           TITLE II--EXTENSION OF TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE

     SEC. 201. SHORT TITLE.

       This title may be cited as the ``Trade Adjustment 
     Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015''.

     SEC. 202. APPLICATION OF PROVISIONS RELATING TO TRADE 
                   ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE.

       (a) Repeal of Snapback.--Section 233 of the Trade 
     Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011 (Public Law 112-
     40; 125 Stat. 416) is repealed.
       (b) Applicability of Certain Provisions.--Except as 
     otherwise provided in this title, the provisions of chapters 
     2 through 6 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974, as in 
     effect on December 31, 2013, and as amended by this title, 
     shall--
       (1) take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act; 
     and
       (2) apply to petitions for certification filed under 
     chapter 2, 3, or 6 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974 on or 
     after such date of enactment.
       (c) References.--Except as otherwise provided in this 
     title, whenever in this title an amendment or repeal is 
     expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal of, a 
     provision of chapters 2 through 6 of title II of the Trade 
     Act of 1974, the reference shall be considered to be made to 
     a provision of any such chapter, as in effect on December 31, 
     2013.

     SEC. 203. EXTENSION OF TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

       (a) Extension of Termination Provisions.--Section 285 of 
     the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2271 note) is amended by 
     striking ``December 31, 2013'' each place it appears and 
     inserting ``June 30, 2021''.
       (b) Training Funds.--Section 236(a)(2)(A) of the Trade Act 
     of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2296(a)(2)(A)) is amended by striking 
     ``shall not exceed'' and all that follows and inserting 
     ``shall not exceed $450,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2015 
     through 2021.''.
       (c) Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance.--Section 
     246(b)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2318(b)(1)) is 
     amended by striking ``December 31, 2013'' and inserting 
     ``June 30, 2021''.
       (d) Authorizations of Appropriations.--
       (1) Trade adjustment assistance for workers.--Section 
     245(a) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2317(a)) is 
     amended by striking ``December 31, 2013'' and inserting 
     ``June 30, 2021''.

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       (2) Trade adjustment assistance for firms.--Section 255(a) 
     of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2345(a)) is amended by 
     striking ``fiscal years 2012 and 2013'' and all that follows 
     through ``December 31, 2013'' and inserting ``fiscal years 
     2015 through 2021''.
       (3) Trade adjustment assistance for farmers.--Section 
     298(a) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2401g(a)) is 
     amended by striking ``fiscal years 2012 and 2013'' and all 
     that follows through ``December 31, 2013'' and inserting 
     ``fiscal years 2015 through 2021''.

     SEC. 204. PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT AND REPORTING.

       (a) Performance Measures.--Section 239(j) of the Trade Act 
     of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2311(j)) is amended--
       (1) in the subsection heading, by striking ``Data 
     Reporting'' and inserting ``Performance Measures'';
       (2) in paragraph (1)--
       (A) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A)--
       (i) by striking ``a quarterly'' and inserting ``an 
     annual''; and
       (ii) by striking ``data'' and inserting ``measures'';
       (B) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``core'' and inserting 
     ``primary''; and
       (C) in subparagraph (C), by inserting ``that promote 
     efficiency and effectiveness'' after ``assistance program'';
       (3) in paragraph (2)--
       (A) in the paragraph heading, by striking ``Core indicators 
     described'' and inserting ``Indicators of performance''; and
       (B) by striking subparagraph (A) and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(A) Primary indicators of performance described.--
       ``(i) In general.--The primary indicators of performance 
     referred to in paragraph (1)(A) shall consist of--

       ``(I) the percentage and number of workers who received 
     benefits under the trade adjustment assistance program who 
     are in unsubsidized employment during the second calendar 
     quarter after exit from the program;
       ``(II) the percentage and number of workers who received 
     benefits under the trade adjustment assistance program and 
     who are in unsubsidized employment during the fourth calendar 
     quarter after exit from the program;
       ``(III) the median earnings of workers described in 
     subclause (I);
       ``(IV) the percentage and number of workers who received 
     benefits under the trade adjustment assistance program who, 
     subject to clause (ii), obtain a recognized postsecondary 
     credential or a secondary school diploma or its recognized 
     equivalent, during participation in the program or within one 
     year after exit from the program; and
       ``(V) the percentage and number of workers who received 
     benefits under the trade adjustment assistance program who, 
     during a year while receiving such benefits, are in an 
     education or training program that leads to a recognized 
     postsecondary credential or employment and who are achieving 
     measurable gains in skills toward such a credential or 
     employment.

       ``(ii) Indicator relating to credential.--For purposes of 
     clause (i)(IV), a worker who received benefits under the 
     trade adjustment assistance program who obtained a secondary 
     school diploma or its recognized equivalent shall be included 
     in the percentage counted for purposes of that clause only if 
     the worker, in addition to obtaining such a diploma or its 
     recognized equivalent, has obtained or retained employment or 
     is in an education or training program leading to a 
     recognized postsecondary credential within one year after 
     exit from the program.'';
       (4) in paragraph (3)--
       (A) in the paragraph heading, by striking ``data'' and 
     inserting ``measures'';
       (B) by striking ``quarterly'' and inserting ``annual''; and
       (C) by striking ``data'' and inserting ``measures''; and
       (5) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(4) Accessibility of state performance reports.--The 
     Secretary shall, on an annual basis, make available 
     (including by electronic means), in an easily understandable 
     format, the reports of cooperating States or cooperating 
     State agencies required by paragraph (1) and the information 
     contained in those reports.''.
       (b) Collection and Publication of Data.--Section 249B of 
     the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2323) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (b)--
       (A) in paragraph (3)--
       (i) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``enrolled in'' and 
     inserting ``who received'';
       (ii) in subparagraph (B)--

       (I) by striking ``complete'' and inserting ``exited''; and
       (II) by striking ``who were enrolled in'' and inserting ``, 
     including who received'';

       (iii) in subparagraph (E), by striking ``complete'' and 
     inserting ``exited'';
       (iv) in subparagraph (F), by striking ``complete'' and 
     inserting ``exit''; and
       (v) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(G) The average cost per worker of receiving training 
     approved under section 236.
       ``(H) The percentage of workers who received training 
     approved under section 236 and obtained unsubsidized 
     employment in a field related to that training.''; and
       (B) in paragraph (4)--
       (i) in subparagraphs (A) and (B), by striking ``quarterly'' 
     each place it appears and inserting ``annual''; and
       (ii) by striking subparagraph (C) and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(C) The median earnings of workers described in section 
     239(j)(2)(A)(i)(III) during the second calendar quarter after 
     exit from the program, expressed as a percentage of the 
     median earnings of such workers before the calendar quarter 
     in which such workers began receiving benefits under this 
     chapter.''; and
       (2) in subsection (e)--
       (A) in paragraph (1)--
       (i) by redesignating subparagraphs (B) and (C) as 
     subparagraphs (C) and (D), respectively; and
       (ii) by inserting after subparagraph (A) the following:
       ``(B) the reports required under section 239(j);''; and
       (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``a quarterly'' and 
     inserting ``an annual''.
       (c) Recognized Postsecondary Credential Defined.--Section 
     247 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2319) is amended by 
     adding at the end the following:
       ``(19) The term `recognized postsecondary credential' means 
     a credential consisting of an industry-recognized certificate 
     or certification, a certificate of completion of an 
     apprenticeship, a license recognized by a State or the 
     Federal Government, or an associate or baccalaureate 
     degree.''.

     SEC. 205. APPLICABILITY OF TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE 
                   PROVISIONS.

       (a) Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers.--
       (1) Petitions filed on or after january 1, 2014, and before 
     date of enactment.--
       (A) Certifications of workers not certified before date of 
     enactment.--
       (i) Criteria if a determination has not been made.--If, as 
     of the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of 
     Labor has not made a determination with respect to whether to 
     certify a group of workers as eligible to apply for 
     adjustment assistance under section 222 of the Trade Act of 
     1974 pursuant to a petition described in clause (iii), the 
     Secretary shall make that determination based on the 
     requirements of section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974, as in 
     effect on such date of enactment.
       (ii) Reconsideration of denials of certifications.--If, 
     before the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary 
     made a determination not to certify a group of workers as 
     eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under section 222 
     of the Trade Act of 1974 pursuant to a petition described in 
     clause (iii), the Secretary shall--

       (I) reconsider that determination; and
       (II) if the group of workers meets the requirements of 
     section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974, as in effect on such 
     date of enactment, certify the group of workers as eligible 
     to apply for adjustment assistance.

       (iii) Petition described.--A petition described in this 
     clause is a petition for a certification of eligibility for a 
     group of workers filed under section 221 of the Trade Act of 
     1974 on or after January 1, 2014, and before the date of the 
     enactment of this Act.
       (B) Eligibility for benefits.--
       (i) In general.--Except as provided in clause (ii), a 
     worker certified as eligible to apply for adjustment 
     assistance under section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974 
     pursuant to a petition described in subparagraph (A)(iii) 
     shall be eligible, on and after the date that is 90 days 
     after the date of the enactment of this Act, to receive 
     benefits only under the provisions of chapter 2 of title II 
     of the Trade Act of 1974, as in effect on such date of 
     enactment.
       (ii) Computation of maximum benefits.--Benefits received by 
     a worker described in clause (i) under chapter 2 of title II 
     of the Trade Act of 1974 before the date of the enactment of 
     this Act shall be included in any determination of the 
     maximum benefits for which the worker is eligible under the 
     provisions of chapter 2 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974, 
     as in effect on the date of the enactment of this Act.
       (2) Petitions filed before january 1, 2014.--A worker 
     certified as eligible to apply for adjustment assistance 
     pursuant to a petition filed under section 221 of the Trade 
     Act of 1974 on or before December 31, 2013, shall continue to 
     be eligible to apply for and receive benefits under the 
     provisions of chapter 2 of title II of such Act, as in effect 
     on December 31, 2013.
       (3) Qualifying separations with respect to petitions filed 
     within 90 days of date of enactment.--Section 223(b) of the 
     Trade Act of 1974, as in effect on the date of the enactment 
     of this Act, shall be applied and administered by 
     substituting ``before January 1, 2014'' for ``more than one 
     year before the date of the petition on which such 
     certification was granted'' for purposes of determining 
     whether a worker is eligible to apply for adjustment 
     assistance pursuant to a petition filed under section 221 of 
     the Trade Act of 1974 on or after the date of the enactment 
     of this Act and on or before the date that is 90 days after 
     such date of enactment.
       (b) Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms.--
       (1) Certification of firms not certified before date of 
     enactment.--
       (A) Criteria if a determination has not been made.--If, as 
     of the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of 
     Commerce has not made a determination with respect to whether 
     to certify a firm as eligible to apply for adjustment 
     assistance under section 251 of the Trade Act of 1974 
     pursuant to a petition described in subparagraph (C), the 
     Secretary shall make that determination based on the 
     requirements of section 251 of the Trade Act of 1974, as in 
     effect on such date of enactment.

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       (B) Reconsideration of denial of certain petitions.--If, 
     before the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary 
     made a determination not to certify a firm as eligible to 
     apply for adjustment assistance under section 251 of the 
     Trade Act of 1974 pursuant to a petition described in 
     subparagraph (C), the Secretary shall--
       (i) reconsider that determination; and
       (ii) if the firm meets the requirements of section 251 of 
     the Trade Act of 1974, as in effect on such date of 
     enactment, certify the firm as eligible to apply for 
     adjustment assistance.
       (C) Petition described.--A petition described in this 
     subparagraph is a petition for a certification of eligibility 
     filed by a firm or its representative under section 251 of 
     the Trade Act of 1974 on or after January 1, 2014, and before 
     the date of the enactment of this Act.
       (2) Certification of firms that did not submit petitions 
     between january 1, 2014, and date of enactment.--
       (A) In general.--The Secretary of Commerce shall certify a 
     firm described in subparagraph (B) as eligible to apply for 
     adjustment assistance under section 251 of the Trade Act of 
     1974, as in effect on the date of the enactment of this Act, 
     if the firm or its representative files a petition for a 
     certification of eligibility under section 251 of the Trade 
     Act of 1974 not later than 90 days after such date of 
     enactment.
       (B) Firm described.--A firm described in this subparagraph 
     is a firm that the Secretary determines would have been 
     certified as eligible to apply for adjustment assistance if--
       (i) the firm or its representative had filed a petition for 
     a certification of eligibility under section 251 of the Trade 
     Act of 1974 on a date during the period beginning on January 
     1, 2014, and ending on the day before the date of the 
     enactment of this Act; and
       (ii) the provisions of chapter 3 of title II of the Trade 
     Act of 1974, as in effect on such date of enactment, had been 
     in effect on that date during the period described in clause 
     (i).

     SEC. 206. SUNSET PROVISIONS.

       (a) Application of Prior Law.--Subject to subsection (b), 
     beginning on July 1, 2021, the provisions of chapters 2, 3, 
     5, and 6 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2271 
     et seq.), as in effect on January 1, 2014, shall be in effect 
     and apply, except that in applying and administering such 
     chapters--
       (1) paragraph (1) of section 231(c) of that Act shall be 
     applied and administered as if subparagraphs (A), (B), and 
     (C) of that paragraph were not in effect;
       (2) section 233 of that Act shall be applied and 
     administered--
       (A) in subsection (a)--
       (i) in paragraph (2), by substituting ``104-week period'' 
     for ``104-week period'' and all that follows through ``130-
     week period)''; and
       (ii) in paragraph (3)--

       (I) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by 
     substituting ``65'' for ``52''; and
       (II) by substituting ``78-week period'' for ``52-week 
     period'' each place it appears; and

       (B) by applying and administering subsection (g) as if it 
     read as follows:
       ``(g) Payment of Trade Readjustment Allowances To Complete 
     Training.--Notwithstanding any other provision of this 
     section, in order to assist an adversely affected worker to 
     complete training approved for the worker under section 236 
     that leads to the completion of a degree or industry-
     recognized credential, payments may be made as trade 
     readjustment allowances for not more than 13 weeks within 
     such period of eligibility as the Secretary may prescribe to 
     account for a break in training or for justifiable cause that 
     follows the last week for which the worker is otherwise 
     entitled to a trade readjustment allowance under this chapter 
     if--
       ``(1) payment of the trade readjustment allowance for not 
     more than 13 weeks is necessary for the worker to complete 
     the training;
       ``(2) the worker participates in training in each such 
     week; and
       ``(3) the worker--
       ``(A) has substantially met the performance benchmarks 
     established as part of the training approved for the worker;
       ``(B) is expected to continue to make progress toward the 
     completion of the training; and
       ``(C) will complete the training during that period of 
     eligibility.'';
       (3) section 245(a) of that Act shall be applied and 
     administered by substituting ``June 30, 2022'' for ``December 
     31, 2007'';
       (4) section 246(b)(1) of that Act shall be applied and 
     administered by substituting ``June 30, 2022'' for ``the date 
     that is 5 years'' and all that follows through ``State'';
       (5) section 256(b) of that Act shall be applied and 
     administered by substituting ``the 1-year period beginning on 
     July 1, 2021'' for ``each of fiscal years 2003 through 2007, 
     and $4,000,000 for the 3-month period beginning on October 1, 
     2007'';
       (6) section 298(a) of that Act shall be applied and 
     administered by substituting ``the 1-year period beginning on 
     July 1, 2021'' for ``each of the fiscal years'' and all that 
     follows through ``October 1, 2007''; and
       (7) section 285 of that Act shall be applied and 
     administered--
       (A) in subsection (a), by substituting ``June 30, 2022'' 
     for ``December 31, 2007'' each place it appears; and
       (B) by applying and administering subsection (b) as if it 
     read as follows:
       ``(b) Other Assistance.--
       ``(1) Assistance for firms.--
       ``(A) In general.--Except as provided in subparagraph (B), 
     assistance may not be provided under chapter 3 after June 30, 
     2022.
       ``(B) Exception.--Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), any 
     assistance approved under chapter 3 pursuant to a petition 
     filed under section 251 on or before June 30, 2022, may be 
     provided--
       ``(i) to the extent funds are available pursuant to such 
     chapter for such purpose; and
       ``(ii) to the extent the recipient of the assistance is 
     otherwise eligible to receive such assistance.
       ``(2) Farmers.--
       ``(A) In general.--Except as provided in subparagraph (B), 
     assistance may not be provided under chapter 6 after June 30, 
     2022.
       ``(B) Exception.--Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), any 
     assistance approved under chapter 6 on or before June 30, 
     2022, may be provided--
       ``(i) to the extent funds are available pursuant to such 
     chapter for such purpose; and
       ``(ii) to the extent the recipient of the assistance is 
     otherwise eligible to receive such assistance.''.
       (b) Exceptions.--The provisions of chapters 2, 3, 5, and 6 
     of title II of the Trade Act of 1974, as in effect on the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, shall continue to apply on 
     and after July 1, 2021, with respect to--
       (1) workers certified as eligible for trade adjustment 
     assistance benefits under chapter 2 of title II of that Act 
     pursuant to petitions filed under section 221 of that Act 
     before July 1, 2021;
       (2) firms certified as eligible for technical assistance or 
     grants under chapter 3 of title II of that Act pursuant to 
     petitions filed under section 251 of that Act before July 1, 
     2021; and
       (3) agricultural commodity producers certified as eligible 
     for technical or financial assistance under chapter 6 of 
     title II of that Act pursuant to petitions filed under 
     section 292 of that Act before July 1, 2021.

     SEC. 207. EXTENSION AND MODIFICATION OF HEALTH COVERAGE TAX 
                   CREDIT.

       (a) Extension.--Subparagraph (B) of section 35(b)(1) of the 
     Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking ``before 
     January 1, 2014'' and inserting ``before January 1, 2020''.
       (b) Coordination With Credit for Coverage Under a Qualified 
     Health Plan.--Subsection (g) of section 35 of the Internal 
     Revenue Code of 1986 is amended--
       (1) by redesignating paragraph (11) as paragraph (13), and
       (2) by inserting after paragraph (10) the following new 
     paragraphs:
       ``(11) Election.--
       ``(A) In general.--This section shall not apply to any 
     taxpayer for any eligible coverage month unless such taxpayer 
     elects the application of this section for such month.
       ``(B) Timing and applicability of election.--Except as the 
     Secretary may provide--
       ``(i) an election to have this section apply for any 
     eligible coverage month in a taxable year shall be made not 
     later than the due date (including extensions) for the return 
     of tax for the taxable year, and
       ``(ii) any election for this section to apply for an 
     eligible coverage month shall apply for all subsequent 
     eligible coverage months in the taxable year and, once made, 
     shall be irrevocable with respect to such months.
       ``(12) Coordination with premium tax credit.--
       ``(A) In general.--An eligible coverage month to which the 
     election under paragraph (11) applies shall not be treated as 
     a coverage month (as defined in section 36B(c)(2)) for 
     purposes of section 36B with respect to the taxpayer.
       ``(B) Coordination with advance payments of premium tax 
     credit.--In the case of a taxpayer who makes the election 
     under paragraph (11) with respect to any eligible coverage 
     month in a taxable year or on behalf of whom any advance 
     payment is made under section 7527 with respect to any month 
     in such taxable year--
       ``(i) the tax imposed by this chapter for the taxable year 
     shall be increased by the excess, if any, of--

       ``(I) the sum of any advance payments made on behalf of the 
     taxpayer under section 1412 of the Patient Protection and 
     Affordable Care Act and section 7527 for months during such 
     taxable year, over
       ``(II) the sum of the credits allowed under this section 
     (determined without regard to paragraph (1)) and section 36B 
     (determined without regard to subsection (f)(1) thereof) for 
     such taxable year, and

       ``(ii) section 36B(f)(2) shall not apply with respect to 
     such taxpayer for such taxable year, except that if such 
     taxpayer received any advance payments under section 7527 for 
     any month in such taxable year and is later allowed a credit 
     under section 36B for such taxable year, then section 
     36B(f)(2)(B) shall be applied by substituting the amount 
     determined under clause (i) for the amount determined under 
     section 36B(f)(2)(A).''.
       (c) Extension of Advance Payment Program.--
       (1) In general.--Subsection (a) of section 7527 of the 
     Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking ``August 
     1, 2003'' and inserting ``the date that is 1 year after the 
     date of the enactment of the Trade Adjustment Assistance 
     Reauthorization Act of 2015''.
       (2) Conforming amendment.--Paragraph (1) of section 7527(e) 
     of such Code is amended by striking ``occurring'' and all 
     that follows and inserting ``occurring--

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       ``(A) after the date that is 1 year after the date of the 
     enactment of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization 
     Act of 2015, and
       ``(B) prior to the first month for which an advance payment 
     is made on behalf of such individual under subsection (a).''.
       (d) Individual Insurance Treated as Qualified Health 
     Insurance Without Regard to Enrollment Date.--
       (1) In general.--Subparagraph (J) of section 35(e)(1) of 
     the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking 
     ``insurance if the eligible individual'' and all that follows 
     through ``For purposes of'' and inserting ``insurance. For 
     purposes of''.
       (2) Special rule.--Subparagraph (J) of section 35(e)(1) of 
     such Code, as amended by paragraph (1), is amended by 
     striking ``insurance.'' and inserting ``insurance (other than 
     coverage enrolled in through an Exchange established under 
     the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act).''.
       (e) Conforming Amendment.--Subsection (m) of section 6501 
     of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by inserting 
     ``, 35(g)(11)'' after ``30D(e)(4)''.
       (f) Effective Date.--
       (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), the 
     amendments made by this section shall apply to coverage 
     months in taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013.
       (2) Plans available on individual market for use of tax 
     credit.--The amendment made by subsection (d)(2) shall apply 
     to coverage months in taxable years beginning after December 
     31, 2015.
       (3) Transition rule.--Notwithstanding section 
     35(g)(11)(B)(i) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (as 
     added by this title), an election to apply section 35 of such 
     Code to an eligible coverage month (as defined in section 
     35(b) of such Code) (and not to claim the credit under 
     section 36B of such Code with respect to such month) in a 
     taxable year beginning after December 31, 2013, and before 
     the date of the enactment of this Act--
       (A) may be made at any time on or after such date of 
     enactment and before the expiration of the 3-year period of 
     limitation prescribed in section 6511(a) with respect to such 
     taxable year; and
       (B) may be made on an amended return.
       (g) Agency Outreach.--As soon as possible after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Secretaries of the Treasury, 
     Health and Human Services, and Labor (or such Secretaries' 
     delegates) and the Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty 
     Corporation (or the Director's delegate) shall carry out 
     programs of public outreach, including on the Internet, to 
     inform potential eligible individuals (as defined in section 
     35(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) of the 
     extension of the credit under section 35 of the Internal 
     Revenue Code of 1986 and the availability of the election to 
     claim such credit retroactively for coverage months beginning 
     after December 31, 2013.

     SEC. 208. CUSTOMS USER FEES.

       (a) In General.--Section 13031(j)(3) of the Consolidated 
     Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (19 U.S.C. 
     58c(j)(3)) is amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (B)(i), by striking ``September 30, 
     2024'' and inserting ``September 30, 2025''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(D) Fees may be charged under paragraphs (9) and (10) of 
     subsection (a) during the period beginning on July 29, 2025, 
     and ending on September 30, 2025.''.
       (b) Rate for Merchandise Processing Fees.--Section 503 of 
     the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation 
     Act (Public Law 112-41; 125 Stat. 460) is amended by adding 
     at the end the following:
       ``(c) Further Additional Period.--For the period beginning 
     on July 15, 2025, and ending on September 30, 2025, section 
     13031(a)(9) of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation 
     Act of 1985 (19 U.S.C. 58c(a)(9)) shall be applied and 
     administered--
       ``(1) in subparagraph (A), by substituting `0.3464' for 
     `0.21'; and
       ``(2) in subparagraph (B)(i), by substituting `0.3464' for 
     `0.21'.''.

     SEC. 209. CHILD TAX CREDIT NOT REFUNDABLE FOR TAXPAYERS 
                   ELECTING TO EXCLUDE FOREIGN EARNED INCOME FROM 
                   TAX.

       (a) In General.--Section 24(d) of the Internal Revenue Code 
     of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new 
     paragraph:
       ``(5) Exception for taxpayers excluding foreign earned 
     income.--Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any taxpayer for 
     any taxable year if such taxpayer elects to exclude any 
     amount from gross income under section 911 for such taxable 
     year.''.
       (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by this section 
     shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 
     2014.

     SEC. 210. TIME FOR PAYMENT OF CORPORATE ESTIMATED TAXES.

       Notwithstanding section 6655 of the Internal Revenue Code 
     of 1986, in the case of a corporation with assets of not less 
     than $1,000,000,000 (determined as of the end of the 
     preceding taxable year)--
       (1) the amount of any required installment of corporate 
     estimated tax which is otherwise due in July, August, or 
     September of 2020 shall be increased by 2.75 percent of such 
     amount (determined without regard to any increase in such 
     amount not contained in such Code); and
       (2) the amount of the next required installment after an 
     installment referred to in paragraph (1) shall be 
     appropriately reduced to reflect the amount of the increase 
     by reason of such paragraph.

     SEC. 211. COVERAGE AND PAYMENT FOR RENAL DIALYSIS SERVICES 
                   FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY.

       (a) Coverage.--Section 1861(s)(2)(F) of the Social Security 
     Act (42 U.S.C. 1395x(s)(2)(F)) is amended by inserting before 
     the semicolon the following: ``, including such renal 
     dialysis services furnished on or after January 1, 2017, by a 
     renal dialysis facility or provider of services paid under 
     section 1881(b)(14) to an individual with acute kidney injury 
     (as defined in section 1834(r)(2))''.
       (b) Payment.--Section 1834 of the Social Security Act (42 
     U.S.C. 1395m) is amended by adding at the end the following 
     new subsection:
       ``(r) Payment for Renal Dialysis Services for Individuals 
     With Acute Kidney Injury.--
       ``(1) Payment rate.--In the case of renal dialysis services 
     (as defined in subparagraph (B) of section 1881(b)(14)) 
     furnished under this part by a renal dialysis facility or 
     provider of services paid under such section during a year 
     (beginning with 2017) to an individual with acute kidney 
     injury (as defined in paragraph (2)), the amount of payment 
     under this part for such services shall be the base rate for 
     renal dialysis services determined for such year under such 
     section, as adjusted by any applicable geographic adjustment 
     factor applied under subparagraph (D)(iv)(II) of such section 
     and may be adjusted by the Secretary (on a budget neutral 
     basis for payments under this paragraph) by any other 
     adjustment factor under subparagraph (D) of such section.
       ``(2) Individual with acute kidney injury defined.--In this 
     subsection, the term `individual with acute kidney injury' 
     means an individual who has acute loss of renal function and 
     does not receive renal dialysis services for which payment is 
     made under section 1881(b)(14).''.

     SEC. 212. MODIFICATION OF THE MEDICARE SEQUESTER FOR FISCAL 
                   YEAR 2024.

       Section 251A(6)(D)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
     Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 901a(6)(D)(ii)) is 
     amended by striking ``0.0 percent'' and inserting ``0.25 
     percent''.

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