S. 496 (111th): Afghanistan and Pakistan Reconstruction Opportunity Zones Act of 2009


Feb 26, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 26, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Maria Cantwell

Senator from Washington



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Last Updated: Feb 26, 2009
Length: 39 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to provide duty-free treatment for certain goods from designated Reconstruction Opportunity Zones in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

2/26/2009--Introduced.Afghanistan and Pakistan Reconstruction Opportunity Zones Act of 2009 - Declares the purposes of this Act, including to stimulate economic activity and development in Afghanistan and the border region of ... Read more >

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Feb 26, 2009

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 496”). 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 (4R, 2D) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 2776 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 13, 2008

H.R. 2410 (Related)
Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011

Passed House
Last Action: Jun 10, 2009

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