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Microenterprise Results and Accountability Act of 2004

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Microenterprise Results and Accountability Act of 2004

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Microenterprise Results and Accountability Act of 2004

Short Titles as Introduced

Microenterprise Results and Accountability Act of 2004

Short Titles - Senate

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Microenterprise Results and Accountability Act of 2004

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To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to improve the results and accountability of microenterprise development assistance programs, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (7)

Date Actions Overview
12/23/2004Became Public Law No: 108-484. (TXT | PDF)
12/23/2004Signed by President.
12/16/2004Presented to President.
12/08/2004Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S12018)
11/20/2004Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed without objection.
04/02/2004Reported (Amended) by the Committee on International Relations. H. Rept. 108-459.
02/24/2004Introduced in House

All Actions (18)

Date Chamber All Actions
12/23/2004Became Public Law No: 108-484. (TXT | PDF)
12/23/2004Signed by President.
12/16/2004HousePresented to President.
12/09/2004SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
12/08/2004SenatePassed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S12018)
11/20/2004SenateReceived in the Senate, read twice.
11/20/2004-4:06pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/20/2004-4:06pmHouseOn passage Passed without objection.
11/20/2004-4:06pmHouseH.Amdt.812 On agreeing to the Smith (NJ) amendment (A001) Agreed to without objection.
11/20/2004-4:06pmHouseH.Amdt.812 Amendment (A001) in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Smith (NJ). (consideration: CR H10214-10216; text: CR H10214-10216)
11/20/2004-4:06pmHouseConsidered by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR H10211-10217; text of measure as reported in House: CR H10211-10214)
11/20/2004-4:06pmHouseMr. Smith (NJ) asked unanimous consent to discharge the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union and consider.
04/02/2004HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 262.
04/02/2004HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on International Relations. H. Rept. 108-459.
02/25/2004HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on International Relations
02/25/2004HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on International Relations
02/24/2004HouseReferred to the House Committee on International Relations.
02/24/2004HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (81)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Hyde, Henry J. [R-IL-6]* 02/24/2004
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12]* 02/24/2004
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-46]* 02/24/2004
Rep. Bell, Chris [D-TX-25]* 02/24/2004
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29]* 02/24/2004
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-18]* 02/24/2004
Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10]* 02/24/2004
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16]* 02/24/2004
Rep. Harris, Katherine [R-FL-13]* 02/24/2004
Rep. Dicks, Norman D. [D-WA-6]* 02/24/2004
Rep. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT-At Large]* 02/24/2004
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]* 02/24/2004
Rep. Baird, Brian [D-WA-3]* 02/24/2004
Rep. Faleomavaega, Eni F. H. [D-AS-At Large]* 02/24/2004
Rep. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH-13]* 02/24/2004
Rep. Walsh, James T. [R-NY-25] 02/25/2004
Rep. Lampson, Nick [D-TX-9] 02/25/2004
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1] 02/25/2004
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-30] 02/26/2004
Rep. Davis, Jo Ann [R-VA-1] 03/02/2004
Rep. Houghton, Amo [R-NY-29] 03/02/2004
Rep. Davis, Jim [D-FL-11] 03/02/2004
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 03/02/2004
Rep. Edwards, Chet [D-TX-11] 03/02/2004
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9] 03/02/2004
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 03/02/2004
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-28] 03/02/2004
Rep. Tauscher, Ellen O. [D-CA-10] 03/02/2004
Rep. Udall, Tom [D-NM-3] 03/02/2004
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-9] 03/02/2004
Rep. Inslee, Jay [D-WA-1] 03/02/2004
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] 03/02/2004
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 03/02/2004
Rep. Hunter, Duncan [R-CA-52] 03/09/2004
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51] 03/09/2004
Rep. Pence, Mike [R-IN-6] 03/09/2004
Rep. Bereuter, Doug [R-NE-1] 03/09/2004
Rep. Gillmor, Paul E. [R-OH-5] 03/09/2004
Rep. Weldon, Dave [R-FL-15] 03/09/2004
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17] 03/09/2004
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7] 03/09/2004
Rep. Tancredo, Thomas G. [R-CO-6] 03/09/2004
Rep. Wexler, Robert [D-FL-19] 03/09/2004
Rep. Delahunt, William D. [D-MA-10] 03/09/2004
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Lincoln [R-FL-21] 03/09/2004
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-38] 03/09/2004
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-10] 03/09/2004
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 03/11/2004
Rep. Greenwood, James C. [R-PA-8] 03/11/2004
Rep. Moore, Dennis [D-KS-3] 03/11/2004
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-6] 03/11/2004
Rep. Sullivan, John [R-OK-1] 03/11/2004
Rep. Carson, Julia [D-IN-7] 03/16/2004
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] 03/16/2004
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12] 03/16/2004
Rep. Dunn, Jennifer [R-WA-8] 03/16/2004
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4] 03/16/2004
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 03/16/2004
Rep. Frost, Martin [D-TX-24] 03/18/2004
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10] 03/18/2004
Rep. Carson, Brad [D-OK-2] 03/18/2004
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17] 03/18/2004
Rep. Leach, James A. [R-IA-2] 03/18/2004
Rep. Saxton, Jim [R-NJ-3] 03/24/2004
Rep. Meek, Kendrick B. [D-FL-17] 03/24/2004
Rep. Matheson, Jim [D-UT-2] 03/30/2004
Rep. Hoeffel, Joseph M. [D-PA-13] 03/30/2004
Rep. Majette, Denise L. [D-GA-4] 03/30/2004
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28] 03/30/2004
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 03/30/2004
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 03/31/2004
Rep. Spratt, John M., Jr. [D-SC-5] 03/31/2004
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3] 03/31/2004
Rep. Sabo, Martin Olav [D-MN-5] 03/31/2004
Rep. Deutsch, Peter [D-FL-20] 03/31/2004
Rep. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ-13] 04/01/2004
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5] 04/01/2004
Rep. Hooley, Darlene [D-OR-5] 04/01/2004
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23] 04/02/2004
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4] 04/02/2004
Rep. Davis, Tom [R-VA-11] 04/02/2004

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House International Relations02/24/2004 Referred to
02/25/2004 Markup by
04/02/2004 Reported by H. Rept. 108-459

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Shown Here:
Public Law No: 108-484 (12/23/2004)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on November 20, 2004. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Microenterprise Results and Accountability Act of 2004 - (Sec. 3) Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to repeal existing microenterprise development grant authority and reestablish and revise it as a separate title, title VI - Microenterprise Development Assistance.

Authorizes microenterprise development grant assistance in developing countries for: (1) expanding credit, savings, and other financial services; (2) training, technical assistance, and business development services; (3) capacity-building; and (4) policy and regulatory programs at the country level that improve the environment for microenterprise institutions serving the poor and very poor.

Establishes the Office of Microenterprise Development within the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to be headed by a Director capable in both microenterprise development leadership and technical expertise. Requires assistance to emphasize the use of implementing partner organizations meeting high standards of efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability and that especially provide the greatest possible resources to the poor and very poor. Requires the Office, in order to ensure that grant assistance is distributed effectively and efficiently, to also seek to implement a program of central funding under which assistance is administered directly by the Office.

Targets 50 percent of microenterprise assistance for very poor clients (individuals living in the bottom 50 percent below a country's poverty level).

Requires the assistance monitoring system to meet certain performance standards.

Directs USAID, by April 1, 2005, to develop and certify for use at least two poverty measurement methods for partner organization use, which shall be used by such organizations no later than October 1, 2006.

(Sec. 4) Transfers to this title authority for the: (1) microenterprise and small enterprise development credit program; and (2) United States Microfinance Loan Facility.

(Sec. 6) Directs the Administrator to report annually on implementation of this title.

Defines specified terms.