New Cosponsor — Apr 22, 2010
New Cosponsor: Rep. Norman “Norm” Dicks [D-WA6, 1977-2012]
The bill now has 6 cosponsors (5 Democrats, 1 Republican).
May 21, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010
This bill was introduced on May 21, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for Washington's 9th congressional district
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Last Updated: May 21, 2009
Length: 10 pages
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.
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 >
The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 3605 (109th).
Earlier Version — Passed House
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1302 (110th).
This is the first step in the legislative process.
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.
The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.
There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
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Civic Impulse. (2015). H.R. 2639 — 111th Congress: Global Poverty Act of 2009. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr2639
“H.R. 2639 — 111th Congress: Global Poverty Act of 2009.” www.GovTrack.us. 2009. October 9, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr2639>
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