H.R. 3605 (109th): Global Poverty Act of 2005


Jul 28, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 28, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Adam Smith

Representative for Washington's 9th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 28, 2005
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To require the President to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to further the United States foreign policy objective of vastly reducing global poverty and eliminating extreme global poverty, to require periodic reports on the progress toward implementation of the strategy, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

7/28/2005--Introduced.Global Poverty Act of 2005 - States that a major priority of U.S. foreign policy is to vastly reduce global poverty and to eliminate extreme poverty in developing countries.Directs the ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 28, 2005

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3605”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


22 cosponsors (19D, 3R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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