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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Darfur Accountability and Divestment Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Darfur Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To require the identification of companies that conduct business operations in Sudan, to prohibit United States Government contracts with such companies, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date
07/31/2007 Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 - 1 (Roll no. 764).(text: CR H8843-8846)
01/04/2007 Introduced in House

All Actions (20)

Date Chamber
08/03/2007 Senate Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
08/01/2007 Senate Received in the Senate.
07/31/2007-12:04pm House On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 - 1 (Roll no. 764). (text: CR H8843-8846)
07/31/2007-12:04pm House Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/31/2007-11:57am House Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H9210-9211)
07/30/2007-1:23pm House 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.
07/30/2007-12:38pm House DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 180.
07/30/2007-12:38pm House Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR 7/31/2007 H8843-8855)
07/30/2007-12:37pm House Mr. Frank (MA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
07/26/2007 House Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Financial Services
07/26/2007 House Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Financial Services
07/26/2007 House Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H8623)
03/20/2007 House Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Financial Services Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology
03/20/2007 House Referred to the Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement.
Action By: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
03/16/2007 House Referred to the Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology.
Action By: Committee on Financial Services
03/16/2007 House Referred to the Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises.
Action By: Committee on Financial Services
01/04/2007 House Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
01/04/2007 House Referred to House Financial Services
01/04/2007 House Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 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.
01/04/2007 House Introduced in House

Cosponsors (152)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Schwartz, Allyson Y. [D-PA-13] 01/11/2007
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-21] 01/11/2007
Rep. Jefferson, William J. [D-LA-2] 01/11/2007
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14] 01/11/2007
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 01/11/2007
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 01/11/2007
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 01/11/2007
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3] 01/11/2007
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] 01/11/2007
Rep. Meehan, Martin T. [D-MA-5] 01/11/2007
Rep. Tauscher, Ellen O. [D-CA-10] 01/11/2007
Rep. Kirk, Mark Steven [R-IL-10] 01/11/2007
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-16] 01/11/2007
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 01/11/2007
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9] 01/11/2007
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7] 01/11/2007
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-15] 01/11/2007
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-30] 01/11/2007
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-8] 01/11/2007
Rep. Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [D-MI-13] 01/11/2007
Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10] 01/16/2007
Rep. Carson, Julia [D-IN-7] 01/16/2007
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 01/16/2007
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-13] 01/16/2007
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 01/16/2007
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-39] 01/16/2007
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14] 01/16/2007
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 01/16/2007
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15] 01/16/2007
Rep. Allen, Thomas H. [D-ME-1] 01/18/2007
Rep. Miller, Brad [D-NC-13] 01/18/2007
Rep. Michaud, Michael H. [D-ME-2] 01/23/2007
Rep. Wynn, Albert Russell [D-MD-4] 01/23/2007
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-7] 01/23/2007
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 01/23/2007
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12] 01/24/2007
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 01/24/2007
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 01/24/2007
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 01/29/2007
Rep. Gonzalez, Charles A. [D-TX-20] 01/29/2007
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-25] 01/29/2007
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-29] 01/29/2007
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8] 01/31/2007
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2] 01/31/2007
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 01/31/2007
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-2] 02/06/2007
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1] 02/06/2007
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 02/06/2007
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] 02/06/2007
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 02/06/2007
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6] 02/06/2007
Rep. Delahunt, William D. [D-MA-10] 02/08/2007
Rep. Watson, Diane E. [D-CA-33] 02/08/2007
Rep. Tancredo, Thomas G. [R-CO-6] 02/12/2007
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-28] 02/14/2007
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-23] 02/14/2007
Rep. Wexler, Robert [D-FL-19] 02/14/2007
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 02/14/2007
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14] 02/14/2007
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4] 02/14/2007
Rep. Christensen, Donna M. [D-VI-At Large] 02/14/2007
Rep. Weiner, Anthony D. [D-NY-9] 02/15/2007
Rep. Klein, Ron [D-FL-22] 02/15/2007
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-22] 02/27/2007
Rep. Millender-McDonald, Juanita [D-CA-37] 02/27/2007
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 02/27/2007
Rep. Meek, Kendrick B. [D-FL-17] 02/27/2007
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-4] 02/27/2007
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-35] 02/27/2007
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] 02/27/2007
Rep. Harman, Jane [D-CA-36] 02/27/2007
Rep. Hodes, Paul W. [D-NH-2] 02/27/2007
Rep. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI-2] 02/27/2007
Rep. Kucinich, Dennis J. [D-OH-10] 02/27/2007
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3] 02/27/2007
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 02/27/2007
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5] 03/01/2007
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 03/05/2007
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-9] 03/09/2007
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 03/09/2007
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-11] 03/14/2007
Rep. Altmire, Jason [D-PA-4] 03/20/2007
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10] 03/20/2007
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-27] 03/21/2007
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 03/22/2007
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12] 03/22/2007
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-5] 03/22/2007
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 03/22/2007
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-7] 03/22/2007
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23] 03/22/2007
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4] 03/29/2007
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-2] 04/17/2007
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-17] 04/17/2007
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8] 04/17/2007
Rep. LaHood, Ray [R-IL-18] 04/17/2007
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-20] 04/17/2007
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-13] 04/18/2007
Rep. Etheridge, Bob [D-NC-2] 04/19/2007
Rep. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT-5] 04/19/2007
Rep. Sutton, Betty [D-OH-13] 04/19/2007
Rep. Berkley, Shelley [D-NV-1] 04/23/2007
Rep. Solis, Hilda L. [D-CA-32] 05/03/2007
Rep. McIntyre, Mike [D-NC-7] 05/03/2007
Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1] 05/07/2007
Rep. McCotter, Thaddeus G. [R-MI-11] 05/10/2007
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 05/14/2007
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-14] 05/14/2007
Rep. Braley, Bruce L. [D-IA-1] 05/17/2007
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-27] 06/05/2007
Rep. Sestak, Joe [D-PA-7] 06/05/2007
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 06/12/2007
Rep. Jones, Stephanie Tubbs [D-OH-11] 06/20/2007
Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8] 06/20/2007
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-38] 06/21/2007
Rep. Space, Zachary T. [D-OH-18] 06/27/2007
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 06/28/2007
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 06/28/2007
Rep. Tierney, John F. [D-MA-6] 07/16/2007
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5] 07/25/2007
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6] 07/26/2007
Rep. Garrett, Scott [R-NJ-5] 07/26/2007
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] 07/27/2007
Rep. Moran, Jerry [R-KS-1] 07/27/2007
Rep. Hooley, Darlene [D-OR-5] 07/27/2007
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 07/27/2007
Rep. Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [D-IL-2] 07/27/2007
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 07/27/2007
Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] 07/27/2007
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 07/27/2007
Rep. Moore, Dennis [D-KS-3] 07/27/2007
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 07/30/2007
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-18] 07/30/2007
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8] 07/30/2007
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-11] 07/30/2007
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 07/30/2007
Rep. Davis, Artur [D-AL-7] 07/30/2007
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10] 07/30/2007
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] 07/30/2007
Rep. Hare, Phil [D-IL-17] 07/30/2007
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16] 07/30/2007
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-6] 07/30/2007
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 07/30/2007
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 07/30/2007
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben [D-TX-15] 07/30/2007
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 07/30/2007
Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large] 07/30/2007
Rep. Inglis, Bob [R-SC-4] 07/30/2007
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-34] 07/30/2007
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 07/30/2007
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5] 07/30/2007
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-9] 07/30/2007
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17] 07/31/2007

Committees (3)

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 Financial Services01/04/2007 Referred to
07/26/2007 Markup by
House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises03/16/2007 Referred to
House Financial Services Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology03/16/2007 Referred to
03/20/2007 Hearings by
House Oversight and Government Reform01/04/2007 Referred to
House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement03/20/2007 Referred to
Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs08/03/2007 Referred to

Related Bills (0)

No related bill information was received for H.R.180.

Subjects (50)

  • Africa (Sub-Saharan)
  • American investments
  • Arms sales
  • Business ethics
  • Civil service retirement
  • Colleges
  • Commemorations
  • Commercial blacklisting
  • Congress and foreign policy
  • Congressional investigations
  • Congressional oversight
  • Congressional reporting requirements
  • Congressional tributes
  • Corporate accountability
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Genocide
  • Government contractors
  • Government procurement
  • Government publicity
  • Higher education
  • Information disclosure (Securities law)
  • Local finance
  • Mines and mineral resources
  • Mining engineering
  • Petroleum
  • Petroleum refineries
  • Pipelines
  • President and foreign policy
  • Prospecting
  • Radar
  • Sanctions (International law)
  • State finance
  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • Subsidiary corporations
  • Sudan
  • Technology transfer

Latest Summary (2)

There are 2 summaries for H.R.180. View summaries

Shown Here:
Passed House amended (07/31/2007)

Darfur Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 - (Sec. 3) Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to ensure the publication every six months in the Federal Register of a list of all persons (as defined by this Act) who have a direct investment in or are conducting business operations in Sudan's power production, mineral extraction, oil-related, or military equipment industries.

Sets forth excluded business operations, including operations with: (1) the regional government of southern Sudan; (2) maginalized populations of Sudan; and (3) peacekeeping or humanitarian organizations.

(Sec. 4) States that it is U.S. policy to support state and local efforts to divest funds from, or restrict investments in, companies that conduct business operations in Sudan.

Authorizes state or local government divestment in such companies.

(Sec. 5) Expresses the sense of Congress that a divestment measure authorized or a measure to prohibit state or local contracts would not violate the United States Constitution because such a measure: (1) is not pre-empted under the Supremacy Clause; (2) is authorized by the Congress as an appropriate measure with regard to interstate or foreign commerce; and (3) is authorized by the Congress as a measure that promotes U.S. foreign policy.

(Sec. 6) Amends the Investment Company Act of 1940 to provide a safe harbor from civil, criminal, or administrative action for a registered investment company and its officials and employees based upon the investment company's divesting from or not investing in a company that is on the list as provided for under section 3 this Act.

(Sec. 7) Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to provide a safe harbor for employee benefit plan employees based upon the plan's divesting from or not investing in a company that is on such list.

(Sec. 8) Prohibits the U.S. government from contracting or renewing a contract for goods or services with a company that is on such list. Authorizes the President to waive such prohibition for national security reasons.

(Sec. 9) States that it is U.S. policy to support any state or local government decision to prohibit state or local government contracting for goods or services with a company that is on such list.

Authorizes a state or local government to prohibit such contracts.

(Sec. 10) Defines specified terms.

(Sec. 11) Expresses the sense of Congress that other governments should adopt measures similar to those contained in this Act to publicize the activities of persons and entities whose financial dealings enable the government of Sudan to commit genocide against people in the Darfur region and other regions of Sudan, and to authorize divestment from, and the avoidance of further investment in, such persons and entities.

(Sec. 12) Sets forth the conditions under which this Act shall terminate.