H.R. 4673 (106th): Support for Overseas Cooperative Development Act

Jun 15, 2000 (106th Congress, 1999–2000)
Died (Passed House)
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S. 3072 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Sep 27, 2000

Douglas “Doug” Bereuter
Representative for Nebraska's 1st congressional district
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Last Updated
Sep 19, 2000
8 pages
Related Bills
S. 3072 (Related)
Support for Overseas Cooperative Development Act

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 27, 2000


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 19, 2000 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Jun 15, 2000
Referred to Committee Jun 15, 2000
Reported by Committee Sep 07, 2000
Passed House Sep 19, 2000
Full Title

To assist in the enhancement of the development and expansion of international economic assistance programs that utilize cooperatives and credit unions, and for other purposes.


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7 cosponsors (4D, 3R) (show)

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9/19/2000--Passed House amended.
Support for Overseas Cooperative Development Act - Declares that Congress supports the development and expansion of economic assistance programs that fully utilize cooperatives and credit unions, particularly those programs committed to:
(1) international cooperative principles, democratic governance and involvement of women and ethnic minorities for economic and social development;
(2) market-oriented and value-added activities with the potential to reach large numbers of low income people and help them enter into the mainstream economy;
(3) a strengthened participation of rural and urban poor to contribute to their country's economic development; and
(4) utilization of technical assistance and training to better serve the member- owners.Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to provide that, in meeting the goal of strengthening the participation of the rural and urban poor in their country's development through the use of development funds for technical and capital assistance in the development and use of cooperatives in less developed countries, that priority be given to:
(1) technical assistance to low income farmers who form and develop member-owned cooperatives for farm supplies, marketing, and value-added processing;
(2) the promotion of national credit union technical assistance that strengthens the ability of low income people and micro-entrepreneurs to save and to have access to credit for their own economic advancement;
(3) the establishment of rural electric and telecommunication cooperatives for universal access for rural people and villages that lack reliable electric and telecommunications services; and
(4) the promotion of community- based cooperatives which provide employment opportunities and important services such as health clinics, self-help shelters, environmental improvements, group-owned businesses, and other activities.

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