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Customs and Border Protection

(Daily News)
July 21, 2015

Key Republican members of Congress on Tuesday (July 21) said plans to hold a formal conference to reconcile differences between the House and Senate versions of the pending customs and enforcement bill have been delayed due to a snag in informal negotiations, but reiterated their aim wrap up the conference before the August recess.

(Daily News)
July 20, 2015

Twelve Democratic senators are calling on the conference committee for a pending customs and trade enforcement bill to delete proposed language that would prevent the United States from negotiating provisions on climate change in trade agreements, amid doubts that the conference will happen at all.

(Daily News)
June 23, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday morning (June 23) took the first formal step toward launching a bicameral conference to reconcile differing versions of a customs and enforcement bill passed by the House and Senate. He did so by making a motion to go to conference on the customs bill, H.R. 644, and then filing cloture on that motion.

(Daily News)
May 27, 2015

Through a political agreement, the leaders of congressional trade committees have agreed to use a conference on a customs and enforcement bill to address at least four unresolved issues that arose in the debate on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, and potentially to resolve differences in other trade legislation that the Senate passed earlier this month.

(Daily News)
May 22, 2015

House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) has pledged to members of the House Steel Caucus that he will accept the trade remedy law changes championed by Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) in the Senate version of the customs bill when the legislation is conferenced, according to a Ways & Means spokesman.