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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Ethiopia Democracy and Accountability Act of 2007

Short Titles as Introduced

Ethiopia Democracy and Accountability Act of 2007

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To encourage and facilitate the consolidation of peace and security, respect for human rights, democracy, and economic freedom in Ethiopia.

Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
10/02/2007Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H11099-11100)
04/23/2007Introduced in House

All Actions (14)

Date Chamber All Actions
10/03/2007SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
10/02/2007-12:58pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10/02/2007-12:58pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H11099-11100)
10/02/2007-12:46pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2003.
10/02/2007-12:46pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H11099-11103)
10/02/2007-12:46pmHouseMr. Payne moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
09/26/2007HouseCommittee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules, (Amended) by Voice Vote.
09/26/2007HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
07/18/2007HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
Action By: House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health
07/18/2007HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health
07/11/2007HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
06/25/2007HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E1403-1405)
04/23/2007HouseReferred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
04/23/2007HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (85)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-15]* 04/23/2007
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8]* 04/23/2007
Rep. Watson, Diane E. [D-CA-33]* 04/23/2007
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]* 04/23/2007
Rep. Wu, David [D-OR-1] 06/19/2007
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-8] 06/20/2007
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 06/20/2007
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3] 06/20/2007
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6] 06/20/2007
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 06/20/2007
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12] 06/20/2007
Rep. Burton, Dan [R-IN-5] 06/26/2007
Rep. Delahunt, William D. [D-MA-10] 06/26/2007
Rep. Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [D-MI-13] 07/10/2007
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-5] 07/10/2007
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-13] 07/10/2007
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 07/10/2007
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2] 07/10/2007
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 07/10/2007
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15] 07/10/2007
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 07/13/2007
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10] 07/13/2007
Del. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 07/13/2007
Rep. Jones, Stephanie Tubbs [D-OH-11] 07/13/2007
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] 07/13/2007
Rep. Wynn, Albert Russell [D-MD-4] 07/13/2007
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 07/13/2007
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] 07/13/2007
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 07/13/2007
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23] 07/13/2007
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-4] 07/13/2007
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9] 07/13/2007
Del. Christensen, Donna M. [D-VI-At Large] 07/13/2007
Rep. Miller, Brad [D-NC-13] 07/13/2007
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-7] 07/13/2007
Rep. Solis, Hilda L. [D-CA-32] 07/13/2007
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1] 07/13/2007
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3] 07/13/2007
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4] 07/13/2007
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-13] 07/13/2007
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 07/13/2007
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-23] 07/13/2007
Rep. Tauscher, Ellen O. [D-CA-10] 07/13/2007
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17] 07/13/2007
Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J. [D-RI-1] 07/13/2007
Rep. Rodriguez, Ciro D. [D-TX-23] 07/13/2007
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-7] 07/13/2007
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8] 07/13/2007
Rep. Weiner, Anthony D. [D-NY-9] 07/13/2007
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] 07/13/2007
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 07/13/2007
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 07/13/2007
Rep. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI-2] 07/13/2007
Rep. Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie [D-SD-At Large] 07/13/2007
Rep. Davis, Artur [D-AL-7] 07/13/2007
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5] 07/13/2007
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-9] 07/13/2007
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 07/13/2007
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-11] 07/13/2007
Rep. Carson, Julia [D-IN-7] 07/13/2007
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 07/13/2007
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 07/13/2007
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 07/13/2007
Rep. Meek, Kendrick B. [D-FL-17] 07/13/2007
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-35] 07/13/2007
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14] 07/13/2007
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 07/13/2007
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 07/13/2007
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16] 07/13/2007
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 07/13/2007
Rep. Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [D-IL-2] 07/13/2007
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-6] 07/13/2007
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 07/13/2007
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 07/13/2007
Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] 07/13/2007
Rep. Jefferson, William J. [D-LA-2] 07/16/2007
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 07/17/2007
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-20] 07/17/2007
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 07/18/2007
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8] 07/18/2007
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1] 07/18/2007
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12] 07/18/2007
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1] 07/18/2007
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51] 09/05/2007
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 09/05/2007

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Foreign Affairs04/23/2007 Referred to
09/26/2007 Markup by
House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health07/11/2007 Referred to
07/18/2007 Markup by
07/18/2007 Reported by
Senate Foreign Relations10/03/2007 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

There are 2 summaries for H.R.2003. View summaries

Shown Here:
Passed House amended (10/02/2007)

Ethiopia Democracy and Accountability Act of 2007 - (Sec. 2) States that is U.S. policy to: (1) support human rights, democracy, independence of the judiciary, freedom of the press, peacekeeping capacity building, and economic development in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; (2) collaborate with Ethiopia in the Global War on Terror; (3) seek the release of all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience in Ethiopia; (4) foster stability, democracy, and economic development in the region; (5) support humanitarian assistance efforts, especially in the Ogaden region; and (6) strengthen U.S.-Ethiopian relations.

(Sec. 3) Directs the Secretary of State to take specified actions to support human rights and democratization in Ethiopia.

(Sec. 5) Prohibits until the President makes specified congressional certifications: (1) security assistance to Ethiopia, with exceptions for peacekeeping, military education and training for civilian personnel, or counter-terrorism assistance; and (2) U.S. entry of any Ethiopian official involved in giving orders to use lethal force against peaceful demonstrators or accused of gross human rights violations, and government security personnel involved in specified shootings of demonstrators or prisoners, or murdering Etenesh Yemam. Authorizes the President, after congressional notification, to waive such prohibitions for national security purposes.

Directs the President, the Secretary, and other relevant U.S. government officials to call upon the government of Ethiopia to: (1) release all remaining political prisoners and prisoners of conscience, especially prisoners held without charge; and (2) allow full access to the Ogaden region by humanitarian aid organizations and international human rights investigators.

Directs the President to provide assistance for the rehabilitation of Ethiopian torture victims.

Expresses the sense of Congress that the U.S. government should: (1) encourage the government of Ethiopia to enter into discussions with peaceful political groups to bring them into full participation in Ethiopia's political and economic affairs; and (2) provide necessary assistance to help achieve such goal.

(Sec. 6) Directs the President to provide Ethiopia with assistance to: (1) develop Ethiopia's Nile and Awash River resources, including assistance for the construction of irrigation systems and hydroelectric power that might prevent future famine; and (2) support hospitals, clinics, and health care centers, especially in rural areas.

(Sec. 7) Directs the President to report to Congress respecting implementation of this Act.

(Sec. 8) Authorizes FY2008-FY2009 appropriations.