H.R.2548: Electrify Africa Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Edward Royce, R-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 117 (72 Democrats, 45 Republicans)
Introduced June 27, 2013
Latest Major Action May 12, 2014
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Bill Summary

Electrify Africa Act of 2014 - (Sec. 5) Directs the President to establish a multiyear policy, partnership, and funding strategy to assist countries in sub-Saharan Africa develop an appropriate mix of power solutions to provide sufficient electricity access to people living in rural and urban areas in order to alleviate poverty and drive economic growth.

(Sec. 6) Expresses the sense of Congress that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) should: (1) prioritize where loan guarantees to African financial institutions would facilitate involvement in African power projects, and where partnerships and grants would increase access to electricity; and (2) consider providing grants to develop national, regional, and local energy and electricity policy plans, and expand electricity access to the poorest.

(Sec. 7) Urges the President to direct the U.S. representatives to appropriate international bodies to use U.S. influence to advocate that each such body: (1...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 12, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
May 8, 2014

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 297 - 117 (Roll no. 208). (text: CR 5/7/2014 H3923-3929)

May 8, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3970-3971)
May 7, 2014 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.
May 7, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2548.
May 7, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3923-3929)
May 7, 2014 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
May 2, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 321.
May 2, 2014 Committee on Financial Services discharged.
May 2, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Foreign Affairs. H. Rept. 113-433, Part I.
Feb. 27, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
Feb. 27, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 27, 2013 Referred to House Financial Services
June 27, 2013 Referred to House Foreign Affairs