H.R.1432: African Growth and Opportunity Act

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Bill Summary

African Growth and Opportunity Act - Declares the support of the Congress for the economic self-reliance of sub-Saharan African countries committed to economic and political reform, market incentives and private sector growth, eradication of poverty, and the importance of women to economic growth and development. (Sec. 4) Makes a sub-Saharan African country eligible to participate in programs, projects, or activities, or receive assistance or...

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
Referred to the Committee on International Relations, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Banking and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Referred to House International Relations
Referred to House Ways and Means
Referred to House Banking and Financial Services
Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa.
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on International Relations. H. Rept. 105-423, Part I.
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 105-423, Part II.
House Committee on Banking and Financial Services Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than March 2, 1998.
Committee on Banking and Financial Services discharged.
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 241.
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 383 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1432 with 2 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill and modified by the amendments printed in part 1 of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. Only those amendments printed in part II of the report accompanying this resolution (H. Rpt. 105-431) shall be in order.
Rule H. Res. 383 passed House.
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 383.
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1432 with 2 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill and modified by the amendments printed in part 1 of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. Only those amendments printed in part II of the report accompanying this resolution (H. Rpt. 105-431) shall be in order.
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 383 and Rule XXIII.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Vince Snowbarger to act as Chairman of the Committee.
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with two hours of general debate.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 383, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 383, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate.
At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Waters amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Ms. Waters requested a recorded vote and, pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 383, further proceedings were postponed.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 383, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Waters amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 383, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Davis (IL) amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 383, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Bereuter amendment.
At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Bereuter amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was agreed to. Mr. Payne requested a recorded vote and, pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 383, further proceedings were postponed.
The Chair announce that consideration would resume on those amendments on which further proceedings had been postponed, in the following order: the Waters amendment No. 2 and the Bereuter amendment No. 6.
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1432.
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
Mr. Bishop moved to recommit with instructions to Ways and Means.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the motion.
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 193 - 224 (Roll No. 46).
On passage Passed by recorded vote: 233 - 186 (Roll No. 47).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate.
Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 485.
April 24, 1997

Introduced in the House by Philip M. Crane (R-Ill.)

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