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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Microenterprise for Self-Reliance Act of 2000 and the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to increase assistance for the poorest people in developing countries under microenterprise assistance programs under those Acts, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (5)

Date
11/13/2002Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S10962-10964; text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S10962-10963; text as passed Senate: CR S10963-10964)
10/08/2002Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Biden with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
06/04/2002Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H3079-3080)
05/10/2002Reported (Amended) by the Committee on International Relations. H. Rept. 107-453.
03/20/2002Introduced in House

All Actions (17)

Date Chamber
11/14/2002SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
11/13/2002SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S10962-10964; text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S10962-10963; text as passed Senate: CR S10963-10964)
10/08/2002SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 689.
10/08/2002SenateCommittee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Biden with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
10/08/2002SenateCommittee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
06/05/2002SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
06/04/2002-2:44pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/04/2002-2:44pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H3079-3080)
06/04/2002-2:10pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4073.
06/04/2002-2:10pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3079-3084)
06/04/2002-2:10pmHouseMr. Smith (NJ) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
05/10/2002HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 268.
05/10/2002HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on International Relations. H. Rept. 107-453.
04/25/2002HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended).
04/25/2002HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
03/20/2002HouseReferred to the House Committee on International Relations.
03/20/2002HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (79)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10] 04/17/2002
Rep. Gilman, Benjamin A. [R-NY-20] 04/17/2002
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-45] 04/17/2002
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10] 04/17/2002
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-18] 04/17/2002
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16] 04/17/2002
Rep. Tancredo, Thomas G. [R-CO-6] 04/17/2002
Rep. Dingell, John D. [D-MI-16] 04/17/2002
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Lincoln [R-FL-21] 04/17/2002
Rep. Hilliard, Earl F. [D-AL-7] 04/17/2002
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 04/17/2002
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-34] 04/17/2002
Rep. Clayton, Eva M. [D-NC-1] 04/17/2002
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-6] 04/17/2002
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-26] 04/17/2002
Rep. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT-At Large] 04/17/2002
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-3] 04/17/2002
Rep. McHugh, John M. [R-NY-24] 04/17/2002
Rep. Hart, Melissa A. [R-PA-4] 04/29/2002
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 04/29/2002
Rep. McKinney, Cynthia A. [D-GA-4] 04/29/2002
Rep. Hoeffel, Joseph M. [D-PA-13] 04/29/2002
Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-48] 04/29/2002
Rep. Roemer, Tim [D-IN-3] 04/30/2002
Rep. Hyde, Henry J. [R-IL-6] 04/30/2002
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12] 04/30/2002
Rep. Houghton, Amo [R-NY-31] 04/30/2002
Rep. Bereuter, Doug [R-NE-1] 05/07/2002
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-29] 05/07/2002
Rep. Clement, Bob [D-TN-5] 05/07/2002
Rep. Isakson, Johnny [R-GA-6] 05/07/2002
Rep. Hall, Tony P. [D-OH-3] 05/07/2002
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-9] 05/07/2002
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-33] 05/07/2002
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-21] 05/07/2002
Rep. Mica, John L. [R-FL-7] 05/07/2002
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 05/07/2002
Rep. Walsh, James T. [R-NY-25] 05/07/2002
Rep. Castle, Michael N. [R-DE-At Large] 05/07/2002
Rep. Millender-McDonald, Juanita [D-CA-37] 05/07/2002
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-49] 05/07/2002
Rep. Greenwood, James C. [R-PA-8] 05/07/2002
Rep. Morella, Constance A. [R-MD-8] 05/07/2002
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] 05/07/2002
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3] 05/07/2002
Rep. Meek, Carrie P. [D-FL-17] 05/07/2002
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 05/07/2002
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-14] 05/07/2002
Rep. Kirk, Mark Steven [R-IL-10] 05/07/2002
Rep. Nethercutt, George R., Jr. [R-WA-5] 05/07/2002
Rep. Wexler, Robert [D-FL-19] 05/07/2002
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6] 05/07/2002
Rep. Camp, Dave [R-MI-4] 05/09/2002
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 05/09/2002
Rep. Dunn, Jennifer [R-WA-8] 05/09/2002
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 05/09/2002
Rep. Davis, Tom [R-VA-11] 05/09/2002
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4] 05/09/2002
Rep. Shaw, E. Clay, Jr. [R-FL-22] 05/09/2002
Rep. Schaffer, Bob [R-CO-4] 05/09/2002
Rep. Jefferson, William J. [D-LA-2] 05/09/2002
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28] 05/09/2002
Rep. Bentsen, Ken [D-TX-25] 05/09/2002
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] 05/09/2002
Rep. Udall, Mark [D-CO-2] 05/09/2002
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 05/09/2002
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 05/09/2002
Rep. Dicks, Norman D. [D-WA-6] 05/09/2002
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-9] 05/09/2002
Rep. Luther, Bill [D-MN-6] 05/09/2002
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 05/09/2002
Rep. Rodriguez, Ciro D. [D-TX-28] 05/09/2002
Rep. Carson, Julia [D-IN-10] 05/09/2002
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-2] 05/09/2002
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15] 05/09/2002
Rep. Mink, Patsy T. [D-HI-2] 05/09/2002
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-50] 05/09/2002
Rep. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH-13] 05/09/2002
Rep. Faleomavaega, Eni F. H. [D-AS-At Large] 05/09/2002

Committees (2)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House International Relations03/20/2002 Referred to
04/25/2002 Markup by
05/10/2002 Reported by H. Rept. 107-453
Senate Foreign Relations06/05/2002 Referred to
10/08/2002 Markup by
10/08/2002 Reported by

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (10/08/2002)

Amends the Microenterprise for Self-Reliance Act of 2000 to make as one of its purposes that in implementation of this Act at least 50 percent of all microenterprise assistance be targeted to the very poor, that is, those persons living either in the bottom 50 percent below the poverty line or on less than the equivalent of one dollar per day.

(Sec. 2) Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to revise congressional findings and policy with respect to the micro- and small enterprise development credits program to declare that it is in the best interests of the United States to assist the access to financial services and the development of microenterprises in developing countries, and to engage the U.S. private sector in such process. Authorizes the President to provide assistance to increase the availability of financial services (not just credit) to microenterprise households lacking full access to credit, including through: (1) loans and guarantees to microfinance institutions for the purpose of expanding the availability of savings and credit to poor and low-income households; (2) training programs to enable microfinance institutions to better meet the financial services needs of their clients; and (3) training programs to enable clients to make better use of credit, increase their financial literacy, and to better manage their enterprises.

Revises program eligibility criteria to require the Administrator of the agency primarily responsible for administering such program to establish criteria for determining which microfinance institutions are eligible to carry out program activities with respect to microenterprise households assisted under this Act. Limits the use of such assistance to support programs for microenterprise households.

Authorizes appropriations through FY 2004.

(Sec. 3) Revises congressional findings and policy with respect to the microenterprise development grant assistance program to declare that: (1) access to financial services and the development of microenterprise are vital factors in the stable growth of developing countries, and therefore it is in the best interest of the United States to facilitate access to financial services and assist the development of microenterprise in developing countries; (2) access to such services and the development of microenterprises can be supported by programs providing credit, savings, training, technical assistance, business development services, and other financial and non-financial services; and (3) microenterprise programs should target both rural and urban poor given the high percentage of population living, and incidence of poverty, in such areas.

Urges the President to continue support for central mechanisms and missions that, among other things, support the development of nonprofit global microfinance networks, including credit union systems, that are able to deliver financial services to poor entrepreneurs through a significant grassroots infrastructure based on market principles, and act as wholesale intermediaries providing a range of services to microenterprise retail institutions.

Declares that, in order to maximize the sustainable development impact of microenterprise development grant assistance, the Administrator of the agency primarily responsible for administering such assistance shall establish a monitoring system that, among other things, adopts the widespread use of proven and effective poverty assessment tools to successfully identify the very poor and ensure that they receive needed microenterprise loans, savings, and assistance. Requires the Administrator of AID to develop and certify no fewer than two low-cost methods for partner institutions to use to assess the poverty levels of their current or prospective clients for purposes of the provision of microenterprise development grant assistance. Directs the Administrator of AID to require all organizations applying for microenterprise assistance under this Act to use one of the certified methods to determine and report the poverty levels of such clients and to demonstrate their ability to reach the very poor.

Authorizes appropriations through FY 2004.

(Sec. 4) Directs the Administrator of AID to submit to Congress a report that documents the process of developing and applying poverty assessment procedures with its partners.

Directs the Administrator of AID to submit annually to Congress a report that addresses AID's compliance with the Microenterprise for Self-Reliance Act of 2000 by documenting: (1) the percentage of its resources that were allocated to the very poor based on data collected from its partners using the certified methods; and (2) the absolute number of the very poor reached.