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house Bill H.R. 2548

Government Backing of Private Sector Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa

Argument in favor

Would spur economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa and increase quality of life for millions of people.

Argument opposed

Places interests of U.S. corporations ahead of those of impoverished Africans.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Foreign Relations
  • The house Passed May 8th, 2014
    Roll Call Vote 297 Yea / 117 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Financial Services
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
    IntroducedJune 27th, 2013

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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Foreign Relations
  • The house Passed May 8th, 2014
    Roll Call Vote 297 Yea / 117 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Financial Services
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
    IntroducedJune 27th, 2013

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Bill Activity

  • referral
    Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • referral
    Referred to House Foreign Affairs
  • referral
    Referred to House Financial Services
  • action
    Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
  • calendar
    Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
  • action
    Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Foreign Affairs. H. Rept. 113-433, Part I.
  • action
    Committee on Financial Services discharged.
  • calendar
    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 321.
  • action
    Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
  • action
    Considered under suspension of the rules.
  • action
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2548.
  • action
    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.
  • action
    Considered as unfinished business.
  • vote
    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).
  • referral
    Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.