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S.718: Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports to Africa Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about foreign trade and international finance
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Sponsor Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill.
Total Cosponsors 11 (8 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
Introduced April 11, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 10, 2013
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Bill Summary

Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports to Africa Act of 2013 - (Sec. 4) 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; (5) fostering partnership opportunities between U.S. and African small- and medium-sized enterprises; and (6) monitoring market loan rates and the availability of capital for U.S. and foreign government investment in Africa, including predatory or market-distorting export financing policies of fo...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 10, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 181.
Sept. 10, 2013 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-103.
June 25, 2013 Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
April 11, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2595-2597)