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PUBLIC LAW 105-5 —MAR. 17, 1997 111 STAT. 11 Public Law 105-5 105th Congress Joint Resolution Wsdving certain provisions of the Trade Act of 1974 relating to the appointment Mar. 17, 1997 of the United States Trade Representative. [SJ Res 5] Whereas paragraph (3) of section 141(b) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2171(b)(3)) became effective on January 1, 1996, and provides certain limitations with respect to the appointment of the United States Trade Representative and Deputy United States Trade Representatives; Whereas paragraph (3) of section 141(b) of the Trade Act of 1974 does not apply to any individual who was serving as the United States Trade Representative or Deputy United States Trade Representative on the effective date of such paragraph (3) and who continued to serve in that position; Whereas Charlene Barshefsky was appointed Deputy United States Trade Representative on May 28, 1993, with the advice and consent of the Senate, and was serving in that position on January 1, 1996; Whereas paragraph (3) of section 141(b) of the Trade Act of 1974 does not apply to Charlene Barshefsky in her capacity as Deputy United States Trade Representative; and Whereas in light of the foregoing, it is appropriate to continue to waive the provisions of paragraph (3) of section 141(b) of the Trade Act of 1974 with respect to the appointment of Charlene Barshefsky as the United States Trade Representative: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That notwithstand- 19 USC 2171 ing the provisions of paragraph (3) of section 141(b) of the Trade note. Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2171(b)(3)) or any other provision of law, the President, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, is authorized to appoint Charlene Barshefsky as the United States Trade Representative. Approved March 17, 1997. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 5: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 143 (1997): Mar. 5, considered and passed Senate. Mar. 11, considered and passed House.