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Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

European Energy Security and Diversification Act of 2019

Short Titles as Introduced

European Energy Security and Diversification Act of 2019

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Titles as Amended by House

To prioritize the efforts of and enhance coordination among United States agencies to encourage countries in Europe and Eurasia to diversify their energy sources and supply routes, increase energy security in the region, and help the United States reach its global energy security goals, and for other purposes.

Official Title as Introduced

To prioritize the efforts of and enhance coordination among United States agencies to encourage countries in Central and Eastern Europe to diversify their energy sources and supply routes, increase Europe's energy security, and help the United States reach its global energy security goals, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
03/25/2019Passed/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): 391 - 24 (Roll no. 126).(text: CR H2771-2772)
03/07/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (14)

Date Chamber All Actions
03/26/2019SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
03/25/2019-7:04pmHouseThe title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
03/25/2019-7:00pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
03/25/2019-7:00pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 391 - 24 (Roll no. 126). (text: CR H2771-2772)
03/25/2019-6:31pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2780-2781)
03/25/2019-5:20pmHouseAt 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.
03/25/2019-5:07pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1616.
03/25/2019-5:07pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2771-2773)
03/25/2019-5:06pmHouseMr. Sires moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
03/14/2019HouseCommittee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules.
03/14/2019HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
03/14/2019HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
03/07/2019HouseReferred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
03/07/2019HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (9)


Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Foreign Affairs03/07/2019 Referred to
03/14/2019 Markup by
Senate Foreign Relations03/26/2019 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House (03/25/2019)

European Energy Security and Diversification Act of 2019

This bill directs the Department of State to prioritize assistance to develop energy infrastructure in Europe and Eurasia, in particular for projects involving the European Commission and countries in the region. Assistance shall include political and diplomatic support and funding assistance.

Projects eligible for such assistance include infrastructure for natural gas, electricity transmission, and renewable energy. The State Department shall give preference to projects that (1) improve the capacity to transfer gas and electricity within and between regional countries, (2) have been identified by the European Commission as integral for regional energy security, (3) are expected to enhance energy market integration and transparency, (4) can attract other sources of funding, and (5) can potentially use U.S. goods and services.

The President shall report to Congress annually about U.S. assistance provided under this bill.