H.R.2998: Radio Free Afghanistan Act

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 107th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about international affairs
  • Introduced Oct. 2, 2001
  • Latest Major Action March 11, 2002

Bill Cosponsors

57 (21 Democrats, 37 Republicans)

Bill Summary

Radio Free Afghanistan Act - Requires RFE/RL, Incorporated (also known as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty) to submit to the Broadcasting Board of Governors a detailed plan for the establishment of surrogate broadcasting services (Radio Free Afghanistan) in the Dari and Pashto languages to Afghanistan. Authorizes the Board to make grants to support Radio Free Afghanistan.Declares that Radio Free Afghanistan shall adhere to the same standards of...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Congressional Budget Office Estimate

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Considered under suspension of the rules.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2998.
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Considered as unfinished business.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 405 - 2 (Roll no. 429).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
Senate struck all after the Enacting Clause and substituted the language of S. 1779 amended.
Passed Senate in lieu of S. 1779 with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Mr. Hyde moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2998.
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 5, rule I, the chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 421 - 2 (Roll no. 15).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Cleared for White House.
Presented to President.
Signed by President.
Became Public Law No: 107-148.
Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Oct. 2, 2001

Introduced in the House by Edward Royce (R-Calif.)

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