Exon-Florio Foreign Investment Provision: Comparison of H.R. 556 and S. 1610 [Updated July 13, 2007]   [open pdf - 213KB]

From the Summary: "During the First Session of the 110th Congress, several Members of Congress have introduced measures in the House and the Senate to address various concerns with foreign investment, especially the proposed purchase of the British-owned P&O Ports by Dubai Ports World in early 2006. Congresswoman Maloney introduced 'H.R. 556,' the National Security Foreign Investment Reform and Strengthened Transparency Act of 2007, on January 18, 2007. The measure was approved by the House Financial Services Committee on February 13, 2007 with amendments, and was approved with amendments by the full House on February 28, 2007 by a vote of 423 to 0. On June 13, 2007, Senator Dodd introduced 'S. 1610,' the Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007. On June 29, 2007, the Senate adopted S. 1610 in lieu of H.R. 556 by unanimous consent. On July 11, 2007, the House accepted the Senate's version of H.R. 556 by a vote of 370-45 and sent the measure to the President. […] This report provides background information on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and on the Exon-Florio provision. In addition, the report provides an overview of H.R. 556 and S. 1610 and a side-by-side comparison of the two measures. This report will be updated as warranted by events."

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