H.R.3509: Assessing Progress in Haiti Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Barbara Lee, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 34 (27 Democrats, 7 Republicans)
Introduced Nov. 15, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 13, 2013
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Bill Summary

Assessing Progress in Haiti Act of 2013 - Expresses the sense of Congress that transparency, accountability, democracy, and good governance are integral factors in any congressional decision regarding U.S. assistance, including assistance to Haiti.

Directs the Secretary of State to report to Congress within 120 days, and every 180 days thereafter through September 30, 2016, on the status of post-earthquake recovery and development efforts in Haiti.

Requires inclusion in such report: (1) a summary of the Haiti rebuilding and development strategy; (2) a breakdown of the work (and costs) that U.S. government agencies, other than the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of State, are conducting in the recovery effort; (3) a description of measures taken to strengthen Haitian governmental and non-governmental organizational capacity to undertake U.S.-supported recovery programs; (4) a description of U.S. efforts to engage with Haitian gove...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 13, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Dec. 12, 2013 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H8049-8051)
Dec. 12, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3509.
Dec. 12, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8049-8053)
Dec. 12, 2013 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Nov. 20, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
Nov. 20, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Nov. 15, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.