Fast Track for Trade Agreements: Procedural Controls for Congress and Proposed Alternatives

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This report discusses the fast track trade procedures in the Trade Act of 1974 operate as procedural
rules of the House and Senate, and the statute itself declares them to be enacted as
an exercise of the constitutional authority of each house to determine its own rules. These procedures prevent Congress from altering an
implementing bill or declining to act, but permit it to enact or reject the bill. By these
means Congress retains authority to legislate in the areas covered, yet affords the
President conditions for effective negotiation.

Creator(s): Beth, Richard S
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: October 31, 1997
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Beth, Richard S

Specialist in the Legislative Process

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: October 31, 1997
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Description:

This report discusses the fast track trade procedures in the Trade Act of 1974 operate as procedural
rules of the House and Senate, and the statute itself declares them to be enacted as
an exercise of the constitutional authority of each house to determine its own rules. These procedures prevent Congress from altering an
implementing bill or declining to act, but permit it to enact or reject the bill. By these
means Congress retains authority to legislate in the areas covered, yet affords the
President conditions for effective negotiation.

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39 Pages.

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