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CORRECTED AND UPDATED: House Shelves WTO Withdrawal Vote.

Date: June 30, 2020

The House passed a rule June 25 that resulted in shelving an expected July vote on a resolution to pull the U.S. out of the World Trade Organization. The resolution was authored by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and a similar resolution has been introduced in the Senate by Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO). The Senate resolution is expected to come up for a vote in July. If signed into law by President Trump, the U.S. would withdraw from the WTO. Without House action on the resolution, the WTO withdrawal effort is effectively dead for this year. The 1994 Uruguay Round Agreements Act allows for a joint resolution to be considered every five years.

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