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S.1619 Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011, 112th Congress

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Official Bill Info

  • Latest Action: Oct 12, 2011 Held at the desk.

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on October 11, 2011, with a roll call of 63 ayes, 35 nays, and 2 not voting.

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  • 27% of users oppose S.1619

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • Would give the Administration new authority to take corrective action against artificially undervalued foreign currencies, particularly the Chinese renminbi. Specifies guidelines for the Treasury Department to identify "priority" misaligned currencies and outlines specific corrective actions the administration must take if the countries with misaligned currencies don't take corrective actions themselves. 

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    • On October 13, 2011, by sengssk - We will remember who voted for Americans and who voted with Red China. Quisling Manchurian Candidates will PAY.

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      As noted by sengssk, a user on OpenCongress.org, on October 13, 2011, "We will remember who voted for Americans and who voted with Red China. Quisling Manchurian Candidates will PAY."
    • On October 17, 2011, by soitgoes12 - A petition on change.org. http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-economic-downturn-of-the-usa-the-killing-of-us-children-and-pets

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    • On October 14, 2011, by valleri - Does anyone but me find it ironic that this bill is being held up in the House, by Representative John Boehner? Boehner represents the 8th district of Ohio, which includes many constituents involved in the agriculture industry (farmers). And just in the last day China ordered its largest every purchase of American made corn, which would greatly benefit many in Boehner's district. I'm left wondering if this record purchase of corn from China has anything to do with forming Representative Boehner's decision to hold up a House vote on this bill.

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    • More on the value of China's yuan and U.S. political pressure - October 23, 2012 by American Manufacturing - ...August 2011: Yuan strengthens to all-time high in advance of Vice President Biden visiting Beijing October 2011: Senate passes S.1619 (Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Act) by a vote of 66-33 Summer 2012: Presidential candidates pledge to get tough on C

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