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H.R.1777: Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports to Africa Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about foreign trade and international finance
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Sponsor Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Democrats)
Introduced April 26, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 21, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
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Bill Summary

Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports to Africa Act of 2013 - Directs the President to establish a comprehensive U.S. strategy for public and private investment, trade, and development in Africa (including the Republic of South Sudan) that focuses, among other things, on: (1) increasing exports of U.S. goods and services to Africa by 200% in real dollar value within 10 years, (2) promoting the alignment of U.S. commercial interests with development priorities in Africa, (3) improving the competitiveness of U.S. businesses in Africa, (4) encouraging a greater understanding among U.S. business and financial communities of the opportunities Africa holds for U.S. exports, and (5) fostering partnership opportunities between U.S. and African small- and medium-sized enterprises.

Requires the President to designate a Special Africa Export Strategy Coordinator.

Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary of Commerce and other high-level U.S. officials with ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 21, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Unanimous Consent .
Nov. 21, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 7, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade.
June 7, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
June 3, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
April 26, 2013 Referred to House Financial Services
April 26, 2013 Referred to House Small Business
April 26, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
April 26, 2013 Referred to House Foreign Affairs