H.R. 2639 (111th): Global Poverty Act of 2009


May 21, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 21, 2009, 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: May 21, 2009
Length: 10 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 promoting the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people worldwide, between 1990 and 2015, who live on less than $1 per day.

Summary (CRS)

5/21/2009--Introduced.Global Poverty Act of 2009 - Directs the President, through the Secretary of State, to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to further the U.S. foreign policy objective of promoting ... Read more >

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May 21, 2009

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2639”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


6 cosponsors (5D, 1R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 1302 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 25, 2007

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