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H.RES.699: Welcoming African leaders to the first United States-Africa Leaders' Summit and African trade ministers to the 13th Forum of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

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Sponsor Gregory W. Meeks, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 56 (46 Democrats, 10 Republicans)
Introduced July 31, 2014
Latest Major Action Aug. 1, 2014
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Bill Summary

States that the House of Representatives is: (1) studying ways to improve the utilization of the range of U.S. trade policy tools with respect to Africa and exploring how Africa can become more attractive to trade and investment, and (2) looking forward to working with African leaders to improve our economic and bilateral relationships.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Aug. 1, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Aug. 1, 2014 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
Aug. 1, 2014 Considered by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR H7237-7239; text of measure as introduced: CR H7238)
Aug. 1, 2014 Mr. Royce asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
Aug. 1, 2014 Committee on Ways and Means discharged.
Aug. 1, 2014 Committee on Foreign Affairs discharged.
July 31, 2014 Referred to House Ways and Means
July 31, 2014 Referred to House Foreign Affairs