Federal - HR 1314

A bill 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.

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March 4, 2015

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A bill 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.

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  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Became Public Law, PL 114-74, 129 Stat. 584. Congressional Record p. D1175

  • Nov. 2, 2015Visclosky, D-Ind., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.578, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1567

  • Nov. 2, 2015Visclosky, D-Ind., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.577, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1567

  • Nov. 2, 2015 — Enrolled measure signed in the House. Congressional Record p. H7351, H7384

  • Nov. 2, 2015 — Signed by the president. Congressional Record p. H10715

  • Oct. 30, 2015 — Measure cleared for the president. Congressional Record p. S7675

  • Oct. 30, 2015 — Measure passed in the Senate via motion to concur by roll call vote, 64-35. Congressional Record p. S7675

  • Oct. 30, 2015Senate Vote 294 Spending Cap and Debt Limit Increase — Motion to Concur
    Motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill that would suspend the debt limit until March 15, 2017 and increase the discretionary spending cap for fiscal 2016 by $50 billion and for fiscal 2017 by $30 billion, with the increases split equally between defense and non-defense spending. Offsets through mandatory spending cuts and revenue increases would include increasing premiums companies pay to the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation to insure private pension plans, the sale of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and changes to the federal crop insurance program. It would prevent an estimated 52 percent premium increase for certain Medicare beneficiaries and instead provide for a lower increase, and would make changes to keep the Social Security disability insurance trust solvent until 2022. Motion agreed to (thus cleared for the President), 64-35. Note: A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. S7674-S7675

  • Oct. 30, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to table the McConnell, R-Ky., motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill, with amendment no. 2750, to change the enactment date, agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. S7674

  • Oct. 30, 2015Senate Vote 293 Senate Cap and Debt Limit Increase — Motion to Waive
    Cornyn, R-Texas, motion to waive all applicable budgetary points of order against the bill, pursuant to Sec. 904 of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974. Motion agreed to 64-35. Congressional Record p. S7674

  • Oct. 30, 2015 — Paul, R-Ky., point of order that the measure violates the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974, fell when the Cornyn, R-Texas, motion to waive all applicable budgetary points of order was agreed to by roll call vote, 64-35. Congressional Record p. S7674

  • Oct. 30, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2754, of a perfecting nature, to the McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2753, fell when the McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2753 fell. Congressional Record p. S7665-S7668

  • Oct. 30, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2753, of a perfecting nature, to the instructions on the McConnell, R-Ky., motion to refer, fell when the motion to refer fell. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S7665-S7668

  • Oct. 30, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to refer the bill to the Senate Finance Committee with instructions to report back immediately with amendment no. 2752, to change the enactment date, fell when cloture was invoked on the McConnell, R-Ky., motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill. Congressional Record p. S7665-S7668

  • Oct. 30, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2751, of a perfecting nature, to the McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2750, fell when a motion to table the McConnell, R-Ky., motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill, with amendment no. 2750, was agreed to. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S7665-S7674

  • Oct. 30, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill with amendment no. 2750, to change the enactment date, fell when a motion to table was agreed to. Congressional Record p. S7665-S7674

  • Oct. 30, 2015Senate Vote 292 Spending Cap and Debt Limit Increase — Cloture
    Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill that would suspend the debt limit until March 15, 2017 and increase the discretionary spending cap for fiscal 2016 by $50 billion and for fiscal 2017 by $30 billion, with the increases split equally between defense and non-defense spending. Offsets through mandatory spending cuts and revenue increases would include increasing premiums companies pay to the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation to insure private pension plans, the sale of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and changes to the federal crop insurance program. It would prevent an estimated 52 percent premium increase for certain Medicare beneficiaries and instead provide for a lower increase, and would make changes to keep the Social Security disability insurance trust solvent until 2022. Motion agreed to 63-35. Note: A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. S7668

  • Oct. 29, 2015Hudson, R-N.C., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.579, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1563

  • Oct. 29, 2015Hudson, R-N.C., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.578, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1563

  • Oct. 29, 2015Hudson, R-N.C., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.577, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1563

  • Oct. 29, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2754 to the McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2753, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S7604-S7621, S7622-S7624, S7625-S7643, S7643-S7652

  • Oct. 29, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2753 to the instructions on McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2752 to the bill, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S7604-S7621, S7622-S7624, S7625-S7643, S7643-S7652

  • Oct. 29, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to refer the bill to the Senate Finance Committee with instructions to report back immediately with amendment no. 2752, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S7604-S7621, S7622-S7624, S7625-S7643, S7643-S7652

  • Oct. 29, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2751, to the McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2750 to the bill, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S7604-S7621, S7622-S7624, S7625-S7643, S7643-S7652

  • Oct. 29, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill with amendment no. 2750, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S7604-S7621, S7622-S7624, S7625-S7643, S7643-S7652

  • Oct. 29, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the McConnell, R-Ky., motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill (60 votes required), pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S7604-S7621, S7622-S7624, S7625-S7643, S7643-S7652

  • Oct. 29, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S7604-S7621, S7622-S7624, S7625-S7643, S7643-S7652

  • Oct. 29, 2015 — M. Lee, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2761. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7656, S7662-S7663

  • Oct. 29, 2015 — Gardner, R-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2759. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7656, S7661-S7662

  • Oct. 29, 2015 — Portman, R-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2758. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7656, S7660-S7661

  • Oct. 29, 2015 — Portman, R-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2757. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7656, S7660

  • Oct. 29, 2015 — Heller, R-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2756. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7656, S7660

  • Oct. 29, 2015 — Lankford, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2755. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7656-S7660

  • Oct. 28, 2015House Vote 579 Spending Cap and Debt Limit Increase — Motion to Concur
    Rogers, R-Ky., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill with a modified Boehner amendment that would replace the bill with legislation that would suspend the debt limit until March 15, 2017 and increase the discretionary spending cap for fiscal 2016 by $50 billion and for fiscal 2017 by $30 billion, with the increases split equally between defense and non-defense spending. Offsets through mandatory spending cuts and revenue increases would include increasing premiums companies pay to the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation to insure private pension plans, the sale of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and changes to the federal crop insurance program. It would prevent an estimated 52 percent premium increase for certain Medicare beneficiaries and instead provide for a lower increase, and would make changes to keep the Social Security disability insurance trust solvent until 2022. Motion agreed to 266-167. Note: A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. H7273-H7312

  • Oct. 28, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2754 to the McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2753, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S7586

  • Oct. 28, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2753 to the instructions on McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2752 to the bill, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S7586

  • Oct. 28, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to refer the bill to the Senate Finance Committee with instructions to report back immediately with amendment no. 2753, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S7586

  • Oct. 28, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2751, to the McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2750 to the bill, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S7585-S7586

  • Oct. 28, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill with amendment no. 2750, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S7585

  • Oct. 28, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the McConnell, R-Ky., motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill (60 votes required), pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S7585

  • Oct. 28, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S7585

  • Oct. 28, 2015House Vote 578 Spending Cap and Debt Limit Increase 'Shell' — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 495) that would provide for House floor consideration of the intended legislative vehicle for a measure that would increase discretionary spending caps for two fiscal years and suspend the debt limit until March 15, 2017. Adopted 392-37. Congressional Record p. H7272

  • Oct. 28, 2015House Vote 577 Spending Cap and Debt Limit Increase 'Shell' — Previous Question
    Cole, R-Okla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 495) that would provide for House floor consideration of the intended legislative vehicle for a measure that would increase discretionary spending caps for two fiscal years and suspend the debt limit until March 15, 2017. Motion agreed to 325-103. Congressional Record p. H7271-H7272

  • Oct. 28, 2015Statement of Administration Policy issued by Office of Management and Budget.

  • Oct. 28, 2015Cost Estimate issued by Congressional Budget Office.

  • Oct. 28, 2015 — House Rules Committee granted a rule providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill. (In the legislative day that began on Oct. 27, 2015.) Congressional Record p. H7251, H7253

  • Oct. 28, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2754 (2753) (2752). Congressional Record p. S7598

  • Oct. 28, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2753 (2752). Congressional Record p. S7598

  • Oct. 28, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2752. Congressional Record p. S7598

  • Oct. 28, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2751 (2750). Congressional Record p. S7598

  • Oct. 28, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2750. Congressional Record p. S7598

  • Oct. 27, 2015 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 495, reported to the House as a rule for HR 1314.

  • June 16, 2015Sewell, D-Ala., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.366, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H4421

  • June 16, 2015M. Thompson, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.362, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E909

  • June 16, 2015M. Thompson, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.359, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E909

  • June 16, 2015House Vote 366 Fiscal 2016 Intelligence Authorization and Trade Adjustment Assistance — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 315) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 2596) that would authorize classified amounts in FY 2016 for 16 U.S. intelligence agencies and intelligence-related activities of the U.S. government. The rule would also allow for a motion to reconsider the vote on the question of concurring in the matter of Title II (Trade Adjustment Assistance) as late as July 30, 2015. Adopted 236-189. Congressional Record p. H4395

  • June 15, 2015 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 315, reported to the House as a rule for HR 1314.

  • June 15, 2015 — House Rules Committee provided for further consideration of the bill. Congressional Record p. H4376, H4381, D703

  • June 12, 2015Vargas, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.362, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H4335

  • June 12, 2015Vargas, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.361, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H4335

  • June 12, 2015LaMalfa, R-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.361, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H4334

  • June 12, 2015Carson, D-Ind., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.361, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H4334

  • June 12, 2015 — Boehner, R-Ohio, motion to reconsider the vote on the question on concurring in the matter comprising the remainder of Title II of the Senate amendment to the bill, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. H4334-H4335

  • June 12, 2015House Vote 362 Trade Promotion Authority — Motion to Concur
    Division III of the Ryan, R-Wis., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would provide Trade Promotion Authority for trade agreements negotiated by the administration, under which they would be considered by Congress under expedited procedures without amendment, and would extend Trade Adjustment Assistance programs to help displaced U.S. workers. The portion of the Senate amendment covered by the division would authorize special "trade promotion authority" for congressional consideration of legislation to implement U.S. trade agreements, under which such agreements would be considered in Congress under an expedited process and would be subject to simple up-or-down votes so they could not be amended. The expedited authority would apply to trade agreements entered into before July 1, 2018, although the bill would allow for extensions. Motion agreed to 219-211. Note: Division I of the motion to concur, which covered a provision that would increase the sequester of Medicare for fiscal 2024, was considered agreed to pursuant to the rule. Division II of the motion to concur, which covered the Trade Adjustment Assistance section, was rejected by roll call vote 126-302. A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. H4334

  • June 12, 2015House Vote 361 Trade Promotion Authority — Motion to Concur
    Division II of the Ryan, R-Wis., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would provide Trade Promotion Authority for trade agreements negotiated by the administration, under which they would be considered by Congress under expedited procedures without amendment, and would extend Trade Adjustment Assistance programs to help displaced U.S. workers. The portion of the Senate amendment covered by the division would reauthorize, through June 30, 2021, trade adjustment assistance programs and alternative trade adjustment assistance for workers laid off because of the impact of foreign competition. Offsets would include an extension of certain customs fees and prevention of certain taxpayers with high levels of foreign income from receiving the refundable portion of the child tax credit. Motion rejected 126-302. Note: Division I of the motion to concur, which covered a provision that would increase the sequester of Medicare for fiscal 2024, was considered agreed to pursuant to the rule. A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. H4333-H4334

  • June 12, 2015 — Pursuant to H Res 305, the first portion of the divided question on the motion to concur in the Senate amendment was considered agreed to. Congressional Record p. H4333

  • June 12, 2015 — Pursuant to H Res 305, the question on adoption of the Ryan, R-Wis., motion to concur in the Senate amendment was divided into three portions. Congressional Record p. H4333

  • June 12, 2015 — Ryan, R-Wis., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill, fell when, pursuant to H Res 305, the second portion of the divided question on the motion was rejected to by roll call vote. Congressional Record p. H4261-H4265, H4265-H4271, H4333-H4335

  • June 12, 2015 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H4247-H4265, H4265-H4271, H4333-H4335

  • June 11, 2015House Vote 359 Trade Promotion Authority — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 305) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Senate amendment to a package (HR 1314) of Trade Promotion Authority and Trade Adjustment Assistance legislation and provide for floor consideration of the Senate amendments to a customs enforcement measure (HR 644). Adopted 217-212. Congressional Record p. H4236

  • June 11, 2015 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 305, reported to the House as a rule for HR 1314.

  • June 11, 2015 — House Rules Committee provides for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill. Congressional Record p. H4127, H4134-H4135, D685

  • June 10, 2015 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Rules Committee.

    June 10, 2015 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Debate for HR 1314, HR 644, Trade Package — Food Safety
    L. Slaughter, D-N.Y. —

    Amendment that would make in order an amendment by Slaughter, D-N.Y., to the trade package, HR 1314, that would deny fast-track status to any trade agreement that allows the import of food that does not meet U.S. food safety standards.

    Rejected 4-9.

    June 10, 2015 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Debate for HR 1314, HR 644, Trade Package — Open Rule
    McGovern, D-Mass. —

    Amendment that would provide an open rule for House floor consideration of the trade package, HR 1314, HR 1295 and HR 644 and make amendments by Ways and Means Chairman Paul D. Ryan to subject to amendment.

    Rejected 4-9.

    June 10, 2015 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Debate for HR 1314, HR 644, Trade Package — Trade Promotion Authority
    McGovern, D-Mass. —

    Amendment that would make in order during consideration of HR 1314, amendments by Doggett, D-Texas that would:

    • Require maximum access by congressional staffers to text of trade agreements.
    • End fast-track status for trade agreements that do not improve the investor-state dispute settlement process that allows foreign companies to use a private arbitration process to challenge laws that affect their operations or revenues in a private arbitration process.
    • End fast-track status for trade agreements that do not require the participating nations to adopt, maintain and implement all seven multi-lateral environmental agreements.
    • Rejected 4-9.

      June 10, 2015 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Debate for HR 1314, HR 644, Trade Package — Democratic Amendments
      Hastings, D-Fla. —

      Amendment that would make in order during consideration of HR 1314, amendments by:

    • Pocan, D-Wis., that would deny fast-track status to trade agreements that include provisions for investor-state dispute settlement, a private arbitration process that allows foreign corporations to challenge laws that affect their operations or revenues.
    • Lipinski, D-Ill., that would make protection of Buy American, Buy America and Buy Local provisions a negotiating objective for U.S. trade negotiators.
    • Levin, D-Mich., that would limit fast-track provisions in the underlying bill to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact as long as the trade agreement meets negotiating objectives.
    • Tonko, D-N.Y., that would add climate change mitigation to the labor and environment negotiating objectives.
    • Cicilline, D-R.I., that would prohibit the president from entering into trade agreements with countries that have a penal code that legalizes violence, criminalization, or execution of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.
    • Lewis, D-Ga., that would provide instructions on labor and human rights and add a procedure if appropriate, under which human rights legislation may be added to an implementing bill.
    • Becerra, D-Calif., that would deny fast-track status to a trade agreement that does not include explicit protections for government health policies and programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, from challenges by foreign companies using the investor-state settlement dispute process.
    • Rejected 4-9.

      June 10, 2015 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Debate for HR 1314, HR 644, Trade Package — Currency Manipulation
      Hastings, D-Fla. —

      Amendment that would make in order during consideration of HR 1314 a Clawson, R-Fla., amendment that would require U.S. negotiators to include strong and enforceable rules in all future trade agreements to prohibit currency manipulation. Participating countries would be held accountable to International Monetary Fund standards.

      Rejected 4-9.

      June 10, 2015 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Debate for HR 1314, HR 644, Trade Package — En bloc Polis Amendments
      Polis, D-Colo. —

      Amendment that would make in order amendments to HR 1314 by Polis., D-Colo., that would:

    • Set limits and exceptions to exclusive rights as trade negotiation objectives in the area of intellectual property.
    • Make the prohibition of illegal trade in wildlife, timber and marine resources a trade negotiating objective.
    • Require the president to study the impacts of any new free trade agreement on global greenhouse gas emissions.
    • Clarify that foreign investors do not receive greater rights than domestic investors in trade agreements through the investor-state dispute settlement process.
    • Clarify that the investor-state dispute settlement process does not give a foreign corporation the right to repeal state, federal or local laws, including laws pertaining to public health and safety.
    • It also would make in order a Polis amendment to HR 644 that would express the sense of Congress that the U.S. Trade Representative should encourage other nations to follow the example of the United States by increasing de minimis values to a commercially meaningful level. These are the minimum values or minimum amounts of duties and taxes below which no duties and taxes will be collected.

      Rejected 4-9.

      June 10, 2015 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Debate for HR 1314, HR 644, Trade Package — Vote to Report
      P. Sessions, R-Texas —

      Provide for House floor consideration of the Senate amendment to HR 1314.

      The rule would makes in order a motion offered by the Ways and Means Committee chairman or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendment to HR 1314. It would waive all points of order against consideration of the motion.

      Under the rule, the Senate amendment and the motion shall be considered as read. The rule also would provide one hour of debate on the motion to be equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking member of the House Ways and Means committee.

      The question on adoption of the motion shall be divided in the following manner:

    • Concurring on section 212 of the Senate amendment relating to Medicare.
    • Concurring in the matter comprising the remainder of Title II of the Senate amendment, Trade Adjustment Assistance, which provides aid to workers and businesses adversely affected by trade.
    • Concurring in the matter preceding Title II of the Senate amendment, Trade Promotion Authority. Under trade promotion authority, Congress can approve or reject trade agreements but not change them.
    • The first portion of the divided question shall be considered as adopted. If any remaining portion of the divided question fails, the House shall be considered to have made no disposition of the Senate amendment.

      It also would provide for consideration of the Senate amendments to HR 644, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act.

      The rule would make in order a single motion offered by the Ways and Means chairman or his designee that the House:

    • Concur in the Senate amendment to the title.
    • Concur in the Senate amendment to the text with the amendment printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report modified by the amendment printed in Part B of the report.
    • The House amendment in Part A by Ways and Means Chairman Paul D. Ryan provides tools to streamline and facilitate legitimate trade; improve trade enforcement and measure progress within the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.

      The amendment also includes negotiating objectives for Trade Promotion Authority directing trade officials not to make commitments on climate change policy or changes to immigration laws and policies through trade agreements. The amendment also contains language to bolster U.S.-Israel trade and commercial ties.

      The House amendment in Part B by Ryan would require the administration to issue clear guidance on how it intends to assess the objective criteria in identifying currency manipulation within 90 days of the amendment’s enactment.

      Ordered reported favorably to the full House 9-4.

  • May 22, 2015Senate Vote 193 Trade Promotion Authority — Passage
    Passage of the bill that would set specific conditions on the president of the United States when negotiating foreign trade agreements and grant Congress final approval on any agreement reached by the participating parties without amendment in an up or down vote. The bill would also extend the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program through June 30, 2021 at a level of $450 million a year. Passed 62-37. Note: A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. S3299

  • May 22, 2015Senate Vote 192 Trade Promotion Authority — Cloture
    Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the bill that would set specific conditions on the president of the United States when negotiating foreign trade agreements and grant Congress final approval on any agreement reached by the participating parties without amendment in an up or down vote. Motion agreed to 61-38. Note: Three-fifths of the total Senate (60) is required to invoke cloture. A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. S3295-S3296

  • May 22, 2015Senate Vote 191 Trade Promotion Authority — Substitute Amendment
    Hatch, R-Utah, substitute amendment no. 1221, as amended, that would set specific conditions on the president of the United States when negotiating foreign trade agreements and grant Congress final approval on any agreement reached by the participating parties without amendment in an up or down vote. Adopted 62-37. Note: A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. S3295

  • May 22, 2015Senate Vote 190 Trade Promotion Authority — Trade Adjustment Assistance
    Flake, R-Ariz., amendment no. 1243 to the Hatch, R-Utah, substitute amendment no. 1221 that would strike Title II of the amendment which extends the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program through June 30, 2021 at a level of $450 million a year. The substitute amendment would set specific conditions on the president of the United States when negotiating foreign trade agreements and grant Congress final approval on any agreement reached by the participating parties without amendment in an up or down vote. Rejected 36-62. Congressional Record p. S3294-S3295

  • May 22, 2015 — Inhofe, R-Okla., amendment no. 1312, as modified, to the Hatch, R-Utah, substitute amendment no. 1221 that would amend the African Growth and Opportunity Act to require the president of the United States to develop a detailed plan, within one year, outlining the process to enter into one or more free trade agreements with all sub-Saharan African countries, fell when a point of order was sustained by the presiding officer. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S3294

  • May 22, 2015 — Hatch, R-Utah, point of order that the Inhofe, R-Okla., amendment no. 1312, as modified, to the Hatch, R-Utah, substitute amendment no. 1221 that would amend the African Growth and Opportunity Act to require the president of the United States to develop a detailed plan, within one year, outlining the process to enter into one or more free trade agreements with all sub-Saharan African countries is not germane, was sustained by the presiding officer. Congressional Record p. S3294

  • May 22, 2015 — McCain, R-Ariz., amendment no. 1226 to the Hatch, R-Utah, substitute amendment no. 1221 that would repeal an inspection and grading program of catfish by striking section 11016 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 and section 12106 of the Agricultural Act of 2014, fell when the point of order was sustained by the presiding officer. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S3294

  • May 22, 2015 — Hatch, R-Utah, point of order that the McCain, R-Ariz., amendment no. 1226 to the Hatch, R-Utah, substitute amendment no. 1221 that would repeal an inspection and grading program of catfish by striking section 11016 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 and section 12106 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 is not germane, was sustained by the presiding officer. Congressional Record p. S3294

  • May 22, 2015Senate Vote 189 Trade Promotion Authority — Trans-Pacific Partnership Entry
    Brown, D-Ohio, amendment no. 1251 to the Hatch, R-Utah, substitute amendment no. 1221 that would create a process for additional countries to enter the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The process would begin by giving the committees of jurisdiction the authority to review and ensure that an entering country is capable of meeting the standards set in the TPP and would end by allowing the Congress to vote on a resolution of approval for a country's introduction into the TPP. The substitute amendment would set specific conditions on the president of the United States when negotiating foreign trade agreements and grant Congress final approval on any agreement reached by the participating parties without amendment in an up or down vote. Rejected 47-52. Congressional Record p. S3293-S3294

  • May 22, 2015 — Shaheen, D-N.H., no. 1227 to the Hatch, R-Utah substitute amendment no. 1221 that would create an Interagency Working Group headed by the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration and comprised of members from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Department of Commerce and the Department of Agriculture to seek the input of small business entities on the effects of any trade agreement and to report to Congress their findings, fell when the point of order was sustained by the presiding officer. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S3293

  • May 22, 2015 — Hatch, R-Utah, point of order that the Shaheen, D-N.H., amendment no. 1227 to the Hatch, R-Utah, substitute amendment no. 1221 that would create an Interagency Working Group headed by the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration and comprised of members from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Department of Commerce and the Department of Agriculture to seek the input of small business entities on the effects of any trade agreement and to report to Congress their findings is not germane, was sustained by the presiding officer. Congressional Record p. S3293

  • May 22, 2015Senate Vote 188 Trade Promotion Authority — Investor-State Dispute Settlement
    Warren, D-Mass., amendment no. 1327 to the Hatch, R-Utah, substitute amendment no. 1221, that would limit trade authority procedures if any agreement, implementing bill or statement of administrative action includes investor-state dispute settlement. The substitute amendment would set specific conditions on the president of the United States when negotiating foreign trade agreements and grant Congress final approval on any agreement reached by the participating parties without amendment in an up or down vote. Rejected 39-60. Congressional Record p. S3293

  • May 22, 2015Senate Vote 187 Trade Promotion Authority — Enforcible Exchange Rate Manipulation Requirements
    Portman, R-Ohio, amendment no. 1299 to the Hatch, R-Utah, substitute amendment no. 1221 that would seek as a principal negotiating objective of the United States the ability to have enforceable rules, dispute settlements, and remedies against exchange rate manipulation that are consistent with existing International Monetary Fund and World Trade Organization policies, while making an exception for U.S practices on domestic monetary policy. The substitute amendment would set specific conditions on the president of the United States when negotiating foreign trade agreements and grant Congress final approval on any agreement reached by the participating parties without amendment in an up or down vote. Rejected 48-51. Congressional Record p. S3292-S3293

  • May 22, 2015Senate Vote 186 Trade Promotion Authority — Exchange Rate Manipulation
    Hatch, R-Utah., amendment no. 1411, as modified, that would seek as a principal negotiating object of the United States the ability to establish accountability through enforceable rules, transparency, reporting and cooperative mechanisms in regards to exchange rate manipulation. Adopted 70-29. Congressional Record p. S3291-S3292

  • May 22, 2015 — Hatch, R-Utah, unanimous consent request to set aside the pending amendments and call up the following amendments: Cruz amendment no. 1384; Menendez amendment no. 1430; and Brown-Portman amendment no. 1252; further, that amendment no. 1252 not be subject to any points of order under rule XXII, not agreed to by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S3291

  • May 22, 2015 — Wyden, D-Ore., unanimous consent request that it be in order for the following first-degree amendments to the Hatch substitute be made pending during the Senate's session on May 22, 2015 and that no other first-degree amendments be in order: Cruz-Grassley amendment no. 1384 on immigration; Menendez amendment no. 1430 on trafficking; Sullivan amendment no. 1246 on fish and shellfish; Warren amendment no. 1328 on financial services; Daines amendment no. 1418 on Indian tribes; Donnelly amendment no. 1406 on training programs; Sessions amendment no. 1233 on congressional approval; Boxer amendment no. 1371 on minimum wage; Paul amendment no. 1383 on bonuses for cost cutters; Manchin amendment no. 1413 on state effects; Paul amendment no. 1408 on auditing the Federal Reserve; Cardin amendment no. 1230 on human rights; Brown-Portman amendment no. 1252 on leveling playing field; Whitehouse amendment no. 1387 on unregulated fishing; Markey amendment no. 1308 on clean air and water; Merkley amendment no. 1404 on food information; Casey-Murphy amendment no. 1436 on Buy American; Baldwin amendment no. 1317 on trade remedy; Bennet amendment no. 1309 on poverty and hunger; further, that the time until 5 p.m. May 22, be equally divided in the usual form; that at 5 p.m. May 22, the Senate vote in relation to the following amendments in the order listed: Hatch-Wyden amendment no. 1411 on currency; Portman-Stabenow amendment no. 1299 on currency; Warren amendment no. 1327 on Investor-State Dispute Settlement; Flake amendment no. 1243 on striking Trade Adjustment Assistance ; Brown amendment no. 1251 on China docking; Cruz-Grassley amendment no. 1384 on immigration; Menendez amendment no. 1430 on trafficking; Sullivan amendment no. 1246 on fish and shellfish; Warren amendment no. 1328 on financial services; Daines amendment no. 1418 on Indian tribes; Donnelly amendment no. 1406 on training programs; Boxer amendment no. 1371 on minimum wage; Manchin amendment no. 1413 on state effects; Cardin amendment no. 1230 on human rights; Brown-Portman amendment no. 1252 on level playing field; Whitehouse amendment no. 1387 on unregulated fishing; Markey amendment no. 1308 on clean air and water; Merkley amendment no. 1404 on food information; Casey-Murphy amendment no. 1436 on Buy American; Baldwin amendment no. 1317 on trade remedy; Bennet amendment no. 1309 on poverty and hunger; further, that no second-degree amendments be in order to the amendments prior to the votes; that all after the Brown amendment no. 1251 be subject to a 60-affirmative-vote threshold for adoption; that upon disposition of the Bennet amendment no. 1309, all other pending amendments, including Sessions amendment no. 1233, Paul amendment no. 1383, Paul amendment no. 1408, Inhofe amendment no. 1312, McCain amendment no. 1226, and Shaheen amendment no. 1227, to the Hatch substitute be withdrawn; that all post-cloture time be considered expired; and the Senate vote on the adoption of the Hatch substitute amendment, as amended; finally, if cloture is invoked on HR 1314, all post-cloture time be yielded back, the bill, as amended, be read a third time, and the Senate vote on passage of the bill, as amended, not agreed to by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S3291

  • May 22, 2015 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S3256-S3274, S3274-S3289, S3290-S3299

  • May 22, 2015 — Feinstein, D-Calif., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1438 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3311-S3312

  • May 22, 2015 — Daines, R-Mont., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1439 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3311, S3312

  • May 21, 2015Senate Vote 183 Trade Promotion Authority — Cloture
    Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the Hatch, R-Utah, substitute amendment no. 1221, that would set specific conditions on the president of the United States when negotiating foreign trade agreements and grant Congress final approval on any agreement reached by the participating parties without amendment in an up or down vote. Motion agreed to 62-38. Note: Three-fifths of the total Senate (60) is required to invoke cloture. A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. S3206-S3207

  • May 21, 2015 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S3202-S3212, S3225-S3221

  • May 21, 2015 — Casey, D-Pa., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1436 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3247

  • May 20, 2015 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S3092-S3175

  • May 20, 2015 — Hatch, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1435 (1327) (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3190, S3198

  • May 20, 2015 — Hatch, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1434 (1251) (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3190, S3197-S3198

  • May 20, 2015 — Baldwin, D-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1433 (1312) (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3190, S3197

  • May 20, 2015 — Franken, D-Minn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1432 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3190, S3196-S3197

  • May 20, 2015 — Tillis, R-N.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1431. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3190, S3196

  • May 20, 2015 — Menendez, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1430 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3190, S3196

  • May 20, 2015 — Sanders, I-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1429 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3190, S3195

  • May 20, 2015 — Sanders, I-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1428 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3190, S3195

  • May 20, 2015 — Schatz, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1427 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3190, S3195

  • May 20, 2015 — Hirono, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1426 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3190, S3195

  • May 20, 2015 — Hirono, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1425 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3190, S3195

  • May 20, 2015 — Feinstein, D-Calif., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1424 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3190, S3194-S3195

  • May 20, 2015 — Shaheen, D-N.H., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1423 (1248) (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3190, S3194

  • May 20, 2015 — Heinrich, D-N.M., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1422 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3190, S3194

  • May 20, 2015 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1421 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3190, S3193

  • May 20, 2015 — Sullivan, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1420 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3190, S3193

  • May 20, 2015 — Sullivan, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1419 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3190, S3193

  • May 20, 2015 — Daines, R-Mont., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1418 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3190, S3193

  • May 20, 2015 — Heitkamp, D-N.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1417 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3190, S3193

  • May 20, 2015 — Shaheen, D-N.H., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1416 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3190, S3191-S3193

  • May 20, 2015 — Cantwell, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1415 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3190, S3191

  • May 20, 2015 — Manchin, D-W.Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1414 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3190, S3191

  • May 20, 2015 — Manchin, D-W.Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1413 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3190, S3191

  • May 20, 2015 — Manchin, D-W.Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1412 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3190, S3190-S3191

  • May 19, 2015Murray, D-Wash., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.181, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. S3054

  • May 19, 2015 — Hatch, R-Utah, amendment no. 1411 to amendment no. 1299, as modified, to modify the text proposed to be stricken, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S3052, S3053

  • May 19, 2015 — Hatch, R-Utah for Portman, R-Ohio, amendment no. 1299, to make it a principal negotiating objective of the United States to address currency manipulation in trade agreements, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S3052

  • May 19, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the bill (60 votes required), pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S3051-S3052

  • May 19, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky. motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the Hatch, R-Utah, substitute amendment no. 1221 to the bill (60 votes required), pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S3051

  • May 19, 2015 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S3015-S3024, S3024-S3053

  • May 19, 2015 — Hatch, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1411. Congressional Record p. S3072, S3087

  • May 19, 2015 — Menendez, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1410 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3072, S3087

  • May 19, 2015 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1409 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3072, S3087

  • May 19, 2015 — Rand Paul, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1408 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3072, S3087

  • May 19, 2015 — Donnelly, D-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1407 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3072, S3086-S3087

  • May 19, 2015 — Donnelly, D-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1406 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3072, S3086

  • May 19, 2015 — Donnelly, D-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1405 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3072, S3086

  • May 19, 2015 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1404 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3072, S3086

  • May 19, 2015 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1403 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3072, S3086

  • May 19, 2015 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1402 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3072, S3086

  • May 19, 2015 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1401 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3072, S3086

  • May 19, 2015 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1400 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3072, S3086

  • May 19, 2015 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1399 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3072, S3086

  • May 19, 2015 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1398 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3072, S3086

  • May 19, 2015 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1397 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3072, S3086

  • May 19, 2015 — Coons, D-Del., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1396 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3072, S3084-S3085

  • May 19, 2015 — Daines, R-Mont., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1395 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3072, S3084

  • May 19, 2015 — Lankford, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1394 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3072, S3084

  • May 19, 2015 — Flake, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1393 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3072, S3084

  • May 19, 2015 — Murray, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1392 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3072, S3084

  • May 19, 2015 — Murray, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1391 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3072, S3084

  • May 19, 2015 — Franken, D-Minn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1390 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3072, S3084

  • May 19, 2015 — Sanders, I-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1389 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3072, S3083

  • May 19, 2015 — Warren, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1388 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3072, S3083

  • May 19, 2015 — Whitehouse, D-R.I., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1387 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3072, S3083

  • May 19, 2015 — Franken, D-Minn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1386 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3072, S3081-S3083

  • May 19, 2015 — Hatch, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1385 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3072, S3081

  • May 19, 2015 — Hatch, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1384 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3071-S3072, S3081

  • May 19, 2015 — Rand Paul, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1383 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3071, S3080

  • May 19, 2015 — Stabenow, D-Mich., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1382 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3071, S3080

  • May 19, 2015 — Stabenow, D-Mich., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1381 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3071, S3080

  • May 19, 2015 — Stabenow, D-Mich., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1380 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3071, S3080

  • May 19, 2015 — Stabenow, D-Mich., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1379 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3071, S3079

  • May 19, 2015 — Stabenow, D-Mich., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1378 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3071, S3079

  • May 19, 2015 — Cantwell, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1377 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3071, S3079

  • May 19, 2015 — Cantwell, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1376 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3071, S3079

  • May 19, 2015 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1375 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3071, S3079

  • May 19, 2015 — Klobuchar, D-Minn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1374 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3071, S3078-S3079

  • May 19, 2015 — Boxer, D-Calif., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1373 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3071, S3078

  • May 19, 2015 — Boxer, D-Calif., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1372 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3071, S3077-S3078

  • May 19, 2015 — Boxer, D-Calif., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1371 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3071, S3077

  • May 19, 2015 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1370 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3071, S3073-S3077

  • May 19, 2015 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1369 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3071, S3072

  • May 19, 2015 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1368 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3071, S3072

  • May 19, 2015 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1367 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3071, S3072

  • May 19, 2015 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1366 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S3071, S3072

  • May 18, 2015Durbin, D-Ill., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.181, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. S2963

  • May 18, 2015 — Wyden, D-Ore., for Warren, D-Mass., amendment no. 1327 to amendment no. 1221, to prohibit the application of the trade authorities procedures to an implementing bill submitted with respect to a trade agreement that includes investor-state dispute settlement, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S2966, S2968

  • May 18, 2015 — Wyden, D-Ore. for Shaheen, D-N.H. amendment no. 1227 to amendment no. 1221, to clarify outreach and input from small businesses to trade promotion authority and to establish a program that would benefit small businesses, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S2966, S2968

  • May 18, 2015 — Brown, D-Ohio, amendment no. 1251 to amendment no. 1221, to require the approval of Congress before additional countries may join the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S2966, S2967-S2968

  • May 18, 2015 — Stabenow, D-Mich., for Portman, R-Ohio, amendment no. 1299 to amendment no. 1221, to make it a principal negotiation objective of the U.S. to address currency manipulation in trade agreements, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S2966

  • May 18, 2015 — Hatch, R-Utah for McCain, R-Ariz., amendment no. 1226 to amendment no. 1221, to repeal a duplicate inspection and grading program, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S2966

  • May 18, 2015 — Hatch, R-Utah for Inhofe, R-Okla., amendment no. 1312 to amendment no. 1221, as modified, to amend the African Growth and Opportunity Act to require the development of a plan for each sub-Saharan African country for negotiating and entering into free trade agreements, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S2966

  • May 18, 2015Senate Vote 182 Trade Promotion Authority — Religious Freedom Provision
    Lankford, R-Okla., amendment no. 1237 to the Hatch, R-Utah, substitute amendment no. 1221 that would take into account the religious freedom conditions of any country in trade negotiations with the United States. Adopted 92-0. Note: A 60 vote threshold was required for passage of the bill, pursuant to a unanimous consent agreement. Congressional Record p. S2960-S2962, S2963-S2964

  • May 18, 2015Senate Vote 181 Trade Promotion Authority — Trade Adjustment Assistance Funding
    Brown, D-Ohio, amendment no. 1242 to the Hatch, R-Utah, substitute amendment no. 1221 that would authorize a total of $575 million for the trade adjustment assistance program for each fiscal year starting in 2015 and concluding in 2021. Rejected 45-41. Note: A 60 vote threshold was required for passage of the bill, pursuant to a unanimous consent agreement. Congressional Record p. S2962-S2963

  • May 18, 2015 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S2951-S2968

  • May 18, 2015 — Baldwin, D-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1365 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2976, S3005

  • May 18, 2015 — Sanders, I-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1364 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2976, S3005

  • May 18, 2015 — Booker, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1363 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2976, S3002-S3005

  • May 18, 2015 — Boxer, D-Calif., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1362 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2976, S3002

  • May 18, 2015 — Boxer, D-Calif., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1361 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2976, S3002

  • May 18, 2015 — Boxer, D-Calif., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1360 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2976, S3001

  • May 18, 2015 — Boxer, D-Calif., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1359 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2976, S3001

  • May 18, 2015 — Boxer, D-Calif., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1358 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2976, S3001

  • May 18, 2015 — Boxer, D-Calif., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1357 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2976, S3001

  • May 18, 2015 — Boxer, D-Calif., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1356 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2976, S3001

  • May 18, 2015 — Boxer, D-Calif., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1355 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2976, S3001

  • May 18, 2015 — Boxer, D-Calif., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1354 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2976, S3001

  • May 18, 2015 — G. Peters, D-Mich., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1353 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2976, S3000-S3001

  • May 18, 2015 — Menendez, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1352 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2976, S3000

  • May 18, 2015 — Menendez, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1351 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2976, S3000

  • May 18, 2015 — Menendez, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1350 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975-S2976, S3000

  • May 18, 2015 — Menendez, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1349 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S3000

  • May 18, 2015 — Menendez, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1348 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S3000

  • May 18, 2015 — Menendez, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1347 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S3000

  • May 18, 2015 — Booker, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1346 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2999

  • May 18, 2015 — Hatch, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1345 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2999

  • May 18, 2015 — Hatch, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1344 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2998

  • May 18, 2015 — Hatch, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1343 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2998

  • May 18, 2015 — Risch, R-Idaho, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1342 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2998

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1341 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2998

  • May 18, 2015 — Feinstein, D-Calif., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1340 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2997

  • May 18, 2015 — Whitehouse, D-R.I., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1339 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2996-S2997

  • May 18, 2015 — Whitehouse, D-R.I., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1338 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2996

  • May 18, 2015 — Casey, D-Pa., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1337 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2996

  • May 18, 2015 — Casey, D-Pa., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1336 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2996

  • May 18, 2015 — Casey, D-Pa., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1335 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2996

  • May 18, 2015 — Casey, D-Pa., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1334 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2996

  • May 18, 2015 — C. Murphy, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1333 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2996

  • May 18, 2015 — C. Murphy, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1332 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2996

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1331 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2996

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1330 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2995

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1329. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2995

  • May 18, 2015 — Warren, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1328 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2995

  • May 18, 2015 — Warren, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1327 (1221). Congressional Record p. S2975, S2995

  • May 18, 2015 — Warren, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1326 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2995

  • May 18, 2015 — Baldwin, D-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1325 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2995

  • May 18, 2015 — Baldwin, D-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1324 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2994-S2995

  • May 18, 2015 — Baldwin, D-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1323 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2994

  • May 18, 2015 — Baldwin, D-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1322 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2994

  • May 18, 2015 — Baldwin, D-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1321 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2994

  • May 18, 2015 — Baldwin, D-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1320 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2994

  • May 18, 2015 — Baldwin, D-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1319. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2994

  • May 18, 2015 — Baldwin, D-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1318 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2994

  • May 18, 2015 — Baldwin, D-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1317 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2993-S2994

  • May 18, 2015 — Cantwell, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1316 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2992-S2993

  • May 18, 2015 — Blunt, R-Mo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1315 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2990-S2992

  • May 18, 2015 — Coats, R-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1314 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2989-S2990

  • May 18, 2015 — Coats, R-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1313 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2989

  • May 18, 2015 — Inhofe, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1312 (1221). Congressional Record p. S2975, S2989

  • May 18, 2015 — M. Bennet, D-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1311 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2987-S2989

  • May 18, 2015 — M. Bennet, D-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1310 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2987

  • May 18, 2015 — M. Bennet, D-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1309 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2987

  • May 18, 2015 — Markey, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1308 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2987

  • May 18, 2015 — Warren, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1307 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2987

  • May 18, 2015 — Warren, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1306 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2987

  • May 18, 2015 — Warren, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1305 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2987

  • May 18, 2015 — Warren, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1304 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2987

  • May 18, 2015 — Warren, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1303 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2986-S2987

  • May 18, 2015 — Warren, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1302 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2986

  • May 18, 2015 — Warren, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1301 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2986

  • May 18, 2015 — Portman, R-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1300 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2975, S2984-S2986

  • May 18, 2015 — Portman, R-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1299 (1221). Congressional Record p. S2974-S2975, S2984

  • May 18, 2015 — Heitkamp, D-N.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1298 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2984

  • May 18, 2015 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1297 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2983-S2984

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1296 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2983

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1295 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2983

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1294 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2983

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1293 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2983

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1292 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2983

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1291 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2983

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1290 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2983

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1289 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2983

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1288 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2983

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1287 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2983

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1286 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2982

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1285 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2982

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1284 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2981-S2982

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1283 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2981

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1282 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2981

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1281 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2981

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1280 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2981

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1279 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2981

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1278 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2980

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1277 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2980

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1276 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2980

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1275 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2980

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1274 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2980

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1273 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2980

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1272 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2980

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1271 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2979

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1270 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2979

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1269 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2979

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1268 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2979

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1267 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2979

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1266 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2979

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1265 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2979

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1264 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2979

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1263 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2978

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1262 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2978

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1261 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2978

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1260 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2978

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1259 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2978

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1258 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2978

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1257 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2978

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1256 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2978

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1255 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2978

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1254 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2977-S2978

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1253 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2977

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1252 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2976-S2977

  • May 18, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1251 (1221). Congressional Record p. S2974, S2976

  • May 18, 2015 — Markey, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1250 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2974, S2976

  • May 18, 2015 — Markey, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1249 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2973-S2974, S2976

  • May 14, 2015 — Brown, D-Ohio, amendment no. 1242 to amendment no. 1221, to restore funding for the trade adjustment assistance program to the level established by the Trade Adjustment Extension Act of 2011, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S2926-S2927

  • May 14, 2015 — Hatch, R-Utah, for Lankford, R-Okla., amendment no. 1237 to amendment no. 1221, to establish consideration of the conditions relating to religious freedom of parties to trade negotiations as an overall negotiating objective of the U.S., pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S2926

  • May 14, 2015 — Hatch, R-Utah, for Flake, R-Ariz., amendment no. 1243 to amendment no. 1221, to strike the extension of the trade adjustment assistance program, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S2926

  • May 14, 2015 — Hatch, R-Utah, substitute amendment no. 1221, consisting of the Trade Promotion Authority legislation, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S2926

  • May 14, 2015 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S2926-S2927

  • May 14, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill, agreed to by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S2914-S2926

  • May 14, 2015Senate Vote 180 Trade Promotion Authority — Cloture
    Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill that would set specific conditions on the president of the United States when negotiating foreign trade agreements and grant Congress final approval on any agreement reached by the participating parties without amendment in an up or down vote. Motion agreed to 65-33. Note: Three-fifths of the total Senate (60) is required to invoke cloture. A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. S2912-S2913

  • May 14, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to reconsider the vote on which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to the bill, agreed to by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S2908-S2912

  • May 14, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the McConnell, R-Ky., motion to reconsider the vote on which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to the bill, agreed to by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S2908-S2912

  • May 14, 2015Statement of Administration Policy issued by Office of Management and Budget.

  • May 14, 2015 — Cantwell, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1248 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2937, S2943-S2945

  • May 14, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky. (for Sullivan, R-Alaska), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1247. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2937, S2943

  • May 14, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky. (for Sullivan, R-Alaska), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1246. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2937, S2943

  • May 14, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky. (for Sullivan, R-Alaska), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1245. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2937, S2943

  • May 14, 2015 — Durbin, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1244. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2937, S2943

  • May 14, 2015 — Hatch, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1243 (1221). Congressional Record p. S2937, S2943

  • May 14, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1242 (1221). Congressional Record p. S2937, S2943

  • May 14, 2015 — Feinstein, D-Calif., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1239. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2937, S2942-S2943

  • May 14, 2015 — Hatch, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1238 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2937, S2942

  • May 14, 2015 — Lankford, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1237 (1221). Congressional Record p. S2937, S2942

  • May 14, 2015 — Markey, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1236. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2937, S2942

  • May 14, 2015 — Markey, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1235. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2937, S2941

  • May 14, 2015 — J. Sessions, R-Ala., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1234 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2937, S2941

  • May 14, 2015 — J. Sessions, R-Ala., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1233 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2937, S2941

  • May 14, 2015 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1232. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2937, S2941

  • May 14, 2015 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1231. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2937, S2941

  • May 14, 2015 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1230. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2937, S2941

  • May 14, 2015 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1229. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2937, S2940-S2941

  • May 14, 2015 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1228 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2937, S2940

  • May 14, 2015 — Shaheen, D-N.H., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1227 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2937, S2938-S2940

  • May 14, 2015 — McCain, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1226 (1221). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2937-S2938

  • May 13, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S2821-S2830, S2834-S2845

  • May 13, 2015 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1222. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2852

  • May 12, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to reconsider the vote on which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to the bill, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S2787

  • May 12, 2015Senate Vote 176 Trade Promotion Authority — Cloture
    Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill that would set specific conditions on the president of the United States when negotiating foreign trade agreements and grant Congress final approval on any agreement reached by the participating parties without amendment in an up or down vote. Motion rejected 52-45. Note: Three-fifths of the total Senate (60) is required to invoke cloture. A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. S2785-S2787

  • May 12, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S2787-S2792

  • May 12, 2015 — Hatch, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1221. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2799-S2813

  • May 7, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the motion to proceed to the bill (60 votes needed), pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S2699-S2702

  • May 7, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S2699-S2702, S2726-S2727

  • May 6, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S2663-S2671, S2672-S2682

  • April 20, 2015 — Placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S2261-S2262, S2269

  • April 16, 2015 — Received in the Senate and read for the first time. Congressional Record p. S2242, S2243, S2256

  • April 15, 2015 — Measure, as amended, passed in the House by voice vote, under suspension of the rules (two-thirds vote required). Congressional Record p. H2236

  • April 15, 2015 — Ryan, R-Wis., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended, agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H2235-H2236

  • April 13, 2015 — Reported to the House amended by the House Ways and Means Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 114-67Congressional Record p. H2151

  • March 26, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Reed, T. (R-N.Y.)
  • March 25, 2015 — Ways & Means Committee vote: Tax-Exempt Organizations Administrative Appeals-Vote to Report
    Ordered reported favorably to the full House by voice vote.

  • March 25, 2015 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Ways and Means Committee.

    March 25, 2015 — Committee Vote: Tax Exempt Organizations Administrative Appeals — Substitute Amendment
    P. Ryan, R-Wis. —

    Substitute amendment that would replace the phrase "described in section 501(c)" with "claims to be described in section 501(c)" in new section 7123©(1).

    It also would replace the phrase "is such determination" in section 7123©(2) with "if such determination."

    Adopted by voice vote.

    March 25, 2015 — Committee Vote: Tax-Exempt Organizations Administrative Appeals — Vote to Report

    Give social-welfare groups more power to appeal determinations of tax-exempt status.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House by voice vote.
  • March 4, 2015 — Original cosponsor(s): 1

    Roskam, (R-Ill.)
  • March 4, 2015 — Read twice and referred to: House Ways and Means.Congressional Record p. H1612

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