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HR 2644 - United States-Caribbean Trade Partnership Act - Key Vote

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Nita Lowey voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (182-234) - (Key vote)

Title: United States-Caribbean Trade Partnership Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands tariff-free trade relations to several countries in Central America and the Caribbean.

Highlights:
  • Amends the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA) to allow some textile and apparel products to enter the United States from the Caribbean Basin tariff-free as part of a transitional phase leading to the participation of the United States and the Caribbean Basin in a free trade agreement.
  • Requests that the President arrange a meeting of the United States Trade Representative and the trade ministers of participating countries to initiate negotiations for a free trade agreement.
  • Calls upon the United States Trade Representative to submit to the President and selected congressional committees a report assessing each country's potential to participate in a free trade agreement.
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NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: United States-Caribbean Trade Partnership Act

Sponsors

  • William Reynolds 'Bill' Archer (TX - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Philip M. Crane (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
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