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S.2508: Energize 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 Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 23 (17 Democrats, 6 Republicans)
Introduced June 19, 2014
Latest Major Action July 24, 2014
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Bill Summary

Energize Africa Act of 2014 - Title I: Policies to Improve Access to Power in Sub-Saharan Africa - (Sec. 103) Directs the President to establish: (1) a multiyear strategy to encourage the efforts of countries in sub-Saharan Africa to implement national power strategies and develop an appropriate mix of power solutions, including renewable energy, to provide access to reliable, affordable, and sustainable power in order to reduce poverty and drive economic growth; and (2) an African Power Advisory Group.

Authorizes the President to establish an Interagency Working Group to coordinate the activities of relevant federal departments and agencies involved in carrying out the strategy.

(Sec. 104) Expresses the sense of Congress that:

  • as the United States deepens its engagement with countries in sub-Saharan Africa priority should be given to countries committed to specified activities in energy sector governance and management, and to private sector a...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 24, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 489.
July 24, 2014 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez with amendments and an amendment to the title. With written report No. 113-219.
June 24, 2014 Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
June 19, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.