Lawmakers Nearing Deal On Customs Enforcement Bill

By Alex Lawson (December 8, 2015, 6:46 PM EST) -- Congressional leaders on Monday said they are close to an agreement on a bill that will beef up trade enforcement at the nation's ports, signaling the end of months of intense debate between the House and the Senate over the legislation's provisions on duty evasion and currency manipulation.

At a public meeting of the bicameral conference aiming to reconcile the differences between the bill passed by each chamber, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch was optimistic about the chances of getting the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act, H.R. 644, to President Barack Obama's desk before the end of the year....

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