Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate To President Became Law
02/12/2020          

American Territories Exporting Act of 2020

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02/12/2020 Introduced in House Open

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116TH CONGRESS 
2D SESSION H. R. 5881 

To establish the Office of Territorial Exporting in the Export-Import Bank 
of the United States. 

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

FEBRUARY 12, 2020 
Mr. SAN NICOLAS introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 

Committee on Financial Services 

A BILL 
To establish the Office of Territorial Exporting in the 

Export-Import Bank of the United States. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-1

tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 2

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. 3

This Act may be cited as the ‘‘American Territories 4

Exporting Act of 2020’’. 5

SEC. 2. SUPPORT FOR UNITED STATES TERRITORIES. 6

(a) CREATION OF THE OFFICE OF TERRITORIAL EX-7

PORTING.—Section 3 of the Export-Import Bank Act of 8

1945 (12 U.S.C. 635a) is amended by adding at the end 9

the following: 10

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‘‘(n) OFFICE OF TERRITORIAL EXPORTING.— 1

‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—The President of the Bank 2

shall establish an Office of Territorial Exporting, the 3

functions of which shall be to— 4

‘‘(A) promote the export of goods and serv-5

ices from the territories; 6

‘‘(B) conduct outreach, education, and dis-7

seminate information concerning export oppor-8

tunities and the availability of Bank support for 9

such activities; and 10

‘‘(C) increase the total amount of loans, 11

guarantees, and insurance provided by the 12

Bank benefitting the territories. 13

‘‘(2) STAFF.—The President of the Bank shall 14

hire such staff as may be necessary to perform the 15

functions of the Office, including— 16

‘‘(A) at least one staffer responsible for 17

liaising with Puerto Rico and the United States 18

Virgin Islands; and 19

‘‘(B) at least one staffer responsible for 20

liaising with the United States territories of 21

Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern 22

Mariana Islands, and American Samoa. 23

‘‘(3) DEFINITION OF TERRITORY.—In this Act, 24

the term ‘territory’ means the Commonwealth of 25

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Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, 1

Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana 2

Islands, and American Samoa.’’. 3

(b) ANNUAL REPORT.—Section 8 of such Act (12 4

U.S.C. 635g) is amended by adding at the end the fol-5

lowing: 6

‘‘(m) REPORT ON ACTIVITIES IN THE TERRI-7

TORIES.—The Bank shall include in its annual report to 8

Congress under subsection (a) a report on the steps taken 9

by the Bank in the period covered by the report to in-10

crease— 11

‘‘(1) awareness of the Bank and its services in 12

the territories; and 13

‘‘(2) the provision of Bank support to export 14

businesses in the territories. 15

‘‘(n) REPORT ON CONSULTATIONS WITH POTEN-16

TIALLY IMPACTED COMMUNITIES.—The Bank shall in-17

clude in its annual report to Congress under subsection 18

(a) of this section a report on the steps taken by the Bank 19

to consult with affected communities, including affected 20

workers, pursuant to section 11(a)(2).’’. 21

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Picture Name From Date Type
Michael Nicolas D-GU 02/12/2020 Sponsor
Date Branch Action
02/12/2020 President Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.Action By: House of Representatives
02/12/2020 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
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Bill TEXT Points.
This Bill has been listed with the following Subjects from Texts:
American Samoa
(2)StaffThe President of the Bank shall hire such staff as may be necessary to perform the functions of the Office, including—(A)at least one staffer responsible for liaising with Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands; and(B)at least one staffer responsible for liaising with the United States territories of Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa

Congress
635g) is amended by adding at the end the following:(m)Report on activities in the territoriesThe Bank shall include in its annual report to Congress under subsection (a) a report on the steps taken by the Bank in the period covered by the report to increase—(1)awareness of the Bank and its services in the territories; and(2)the provision of Bank support to export businesses in the territories

Export-Import Bank of the United States
San Nicolas introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial ServicesA BILLTo establish the Office of Territorial Exporting in the Export-Import Bank of the United States

Guam
(2)StaffThe President of the Bank shall hire such staff as may be necessary to perform the functions of the Office, including—(A)at least one staffer responsible for liaising with Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands; and(B)at least one staffer responsible for liaising with the United States territories of Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa


End Bill TEXT Points.
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