Text: H.R.2591 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)

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[Congressional Bills 107th Congress]
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[H.R. 2591 Introduced in House (IH)]







107th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 2591

 To allow the Secretary of Agriculture to use existing authorities to 
provide export promotion assistance for tobacco and tobacco products of 
                           the United States.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 23, 2001

 Mr. Fletcher (for himself, Mr. Whitfield, Mr. McIntyre, Mr. Rogers of 
Kentucky, Mr. Jenkins, Mr. Lewis of Kentucky, Mrs. Clayton, Mr. Goode, 
 Mr. Jones of North Carolina, and Mr. Hayes) introduced the following 
        bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture

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                                 A BILL


 
 To allow the Secretary of Agriculture to use existing authorities to 
provide export promotion assistance for tobacco and tobacco products of 
                           the United States.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Tobacco Export Marketing Enhancement 
Act''.

SEC. 2. AGRICULTURAL EXPORT PROGRAM FOR TOBACCO.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of 
Agriculture may exercise the authorities of section 203 (relating to 
the market access program) and title VII (relating to the foreign 
market development cooperator program) of the Agricultural Trade Act of 
1978 (7 U.S.C. 5623 and 5713 et seq.) to provide assistance for the 
development, maintenance, and expansion of foreign markets for tobacco 
and tobacco products of the United States.
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