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Titles (5)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Electrify Africa Act of 2014

Short Titles as Reported to House

Electrify Africa Act of 2014

Short Titles as Introduced

Electrify Africa Act of 2013

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Titles as Amended by House

To establish a comprehensive United States Government policy to encourage the efforts of countries in sub-Saharan Africa to develop an appropriate mix of power solutions, including renewable energy, for more broadly distributed electricity access in order to support poverty reduction, promote development outcomes, and drive economic growth, and for other purposes.

Official Title as Introduced

To establish a comprehensive United States government policy to assist countries in sub-Saharan Africa to develop an appropriate mix of power solutions for more broadly distributed electricity access in order to support poverty alleviation and drive economic growth, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (4)

Date
05/08/2014Passed/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): 297 - 117 (Roll no. 208).(text: CR 5/7/2014 H3923-3929)
05/02/2014Committee on Financial Services discharged.
05/02/2014Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Foreign Affairs. H. Rept. 113-433, Part I.
06/27/2013Introduced in House

All Actions (15)

Date Chamber
05/12/2014SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
05/08/2014-4:12pmHouseOn 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). (text: CR 5/7/2014 H3923-3929)
05/08/2014-4:03pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3970-3971)
05/07/2014-7:42pmHouseAt 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.
05/07/2014-7:19pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2548.
05/07/2014-7:19pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3923-3929)
05/07/2014-7:19pmHouseMr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
05/02/2014HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 321.
05/02/2014HouseCommittee on Financial Services discharged.
05/02/2014HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Foreign Affairs. H. Rept. 113-433, Part I.
02/27/2014HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
02/27/2014HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
06/27/2013HouseReferred 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.
06/27/2013HouseReferred 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.
06/27/2013HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (117)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]* 06/27/2013
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4]* 06/27/2013
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37]* 06/27/2013
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] 07/30/2013
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1] 07/30/2013
Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14] 07/30/2013
Rep. Stockman, Steve [R-TX-36] 07/30/2013
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-3] 07/30/2013
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 09/09/2013
Rep. Griffin, Tim [R-AR-2] 09/09/2013
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7] 09/09/2013
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 09/09/2013
Rep. Schock, Aaron [R-IL-18] 09/09/2013
Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] 09/18/2013
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 09/18/2013
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 10/04/2013
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 10/30/2013
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 10/30/2013
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 10/30/2013
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 10/30/2013
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 10/30/2013
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 10/30/2013
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] 10/30/2013
Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3] 11/12/2013
Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8] 11/12/2013
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 12/02/2013
Rep. Hanabusa, Colleen W. [D-HI-1] 12/02/2013
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 12/02/2013
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 12/02/2013
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 12/02/2013
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 12/02/2013
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 12/02/2013
Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1] 12/02/2013
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 12/02/2013
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 12/02/2013
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-22] 12/02/2013
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 12/02/2013
Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16] 12/04/2013
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] 12/09/2013
Rep. O'Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16] 01/27/2014
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 01/27/2014
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8] 01/27/2014
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] 01/27/2014
Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4] 01/28/2014
Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2] 02/10/2014
Rep. Maffei, Daniel B. [D-NY-24] 02/10/2014
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] 02/11/2014
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8] 02/11/2014
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17] 02/25/2014
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 02/25/2014
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] 02/25/2014
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] 02/25/2014
Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2] 02/25/2014
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-21] 02/25/2014
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] 02/26/2014
Rep. Rodgers, Cathy McMorris [R-WA-5] 02/26/2014
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 02/26/2014
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-27] 02/26/2014
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-13] 02/26/2014
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] 02/26/2014
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 02/27/2014
Rep. Dent, Charles W. [R-PA-15] 03/04/2014
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5] 03/04/2014
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2] 03/04/2014
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 03/04/2014
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11] 03/04/2014
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 03/04/2014
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3] 03/12/2014
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] 03/12/2014
Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3] 03/14/2014
Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] 03/14/2014
Rep. Bachus, Spencer [R-AL-6] 03/24/2014
Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3] 03/24/2014
Rep. Crenshaw, Ander [R-FL-4] 03/24/2014
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Mario [R-FL-25] 03/24/2014
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] 03/24/2014
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] 03/25/2014
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2] 03/26/2014
Rep. Bishop, Timothy H. [D-NY-1] 03/26/2014
Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4] 03/26/2014
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2] 03/26/2014
Rep. Ribble, Reid J. [R-WI-8] 03/26/2014
Rep. Runyan, Jon [R-NJ-3] 04/01/2014
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2] 04/01/2014
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-17] 04/01/2014
Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7] 04/01/2014
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 04/01/2014
Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7] 04/04/2014
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 04/08/2014
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] 04/08/2014
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 04/08/2014
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 04/09/2014
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] 04/09/2014
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 04/09/2014
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 04/09/2014
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-13] 04/28/2014
Rep. Grimm, Michael G. [R-NY-11] 04/28/2014
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] 04/28/2014
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] 04/28/2014
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23] 04/29/2014
Rep. Rogers, Mike J. [R-MI-8] 04/29/2014
Rep. Michaud, Michael H. [D-ME-2] 04/29/2014
Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8] 04/29/2014
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 04/29/2014
Rep. Murphy, Patrick [D-FL-18] 04/29/2014
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] 04/29/2014
Rep. Braley, Bruce L. [D-IA-1] 04/29/2014
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large] 04/30/2014
Rep. Rooney, Thomas J. [R-FL-17] 05/01/2014
Rep. Gibson, Christopher P. [R-NY-19] 05/01/2014
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1] 05/02/2014
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 05/02/2014
Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6] 05/02/2014
Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4] 05/02/2014
Rep. Lummis, Cynthia M. [R-WY-At Large] 05/02/2014
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 05/02/2014
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] 05/02/2014

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 Foreign Affairs06/27/2013 Referred to
02/27/2014 Markup by
05/02/2014 Reported by H. Rept. 113-433
House Financial Services06/27/2013 Referred to
05/02/2014 Discharged from
Senate Foreign Relations05/12/2014 Referred to

No related bill information was received for H.R.2548.


Latest Summary (3)

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Passed House amended (05/08/2014)

Electrify Africa Act of 2014 - (Sec. 5) Directs the President to establish a multiyear policy, partnership, and funding strategy to assist countries in sub-Saharan Africa develop an appropriate mix of power solutions to provide sufficient electricity access to people living in rural and urban areas in order to alleviate poverty and drive economic growth.

(Sec. 6) Expresses the sense of Congress that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) should: (1) prioritize where loan guarantees to African financial institutions would facilitate involvement in African power projects, and where partnerships and grants would increase access to electricity; and (2) consider providing grants to develop national, regional, and local energy and electricity policy plans, and expand electricity access to the poorest.

(Sec. 7) Urges the President to direct the U.S. representatives to appropriate international bodies to use U.S. influence to advocate that each such body: (1) increase efforts to promote investment in power sector and electrification projects in sub-Saharan Africa that increase energy access, (2) address energy needs of individuals and communities where access to an electricity grid is impractical or cost-prohibitive, (3) enhance private sector coordination in sub-Saharan Africa to increase access to electricity, (4) provide technical assistance to the regulatory authorities of sub-Saharan African governments to remove unnecessary investment barriers, and (5) utilize clear and metric-based targets to measure such projects' effectiveness.

(Sec. 8) Urges the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to: (1) place a priority on supporting investment in the electricity sector of sub-Saharan Africa; (2) support investments in projects that will maximize the number of people with new access to electricity, improve electricity generation and distribution, provide reliable and low-cost electricity to rural and urban communities, and reduce energy-related impediments to business and investment; (3) encourage locally-owned, micro, small- and medium-sized enterprises and cooperative service providers to participate in investment activities in sub-Saharan Africa; and (4) publish in an accessible digital format development impacts of its investments.

Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to require OPIC's Board of Directors to: (1) increase the loan, guarantee, and insurance programs, and financial commitments in sub-Saharan Africa, including through the use of an investment advisory council to assist the Board in developing and implementing policies, programs, and financial instruments with respect to sub-Saharan Africa; and (2) appoint an OPIC Inspector General.

Terminates the investment advisory council on December 31, 2017.

(Sec. 9) Urges the Director of the Trade and Development Agency to: (1) promote private sector participation in energy sector projects in sub-Saharan Africa, including through feasibility studies and pilot projects; and (2) seek opportunities to fund projects that increase access to electricity.

(Sec. 10) Directs the President to report to Congress detailing progress towards achieving the policy goals set forth in this Act.