To direct the President to establish guidelines for United States foreign development assistance, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 2nd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Dec 31, 2012
Length: 12 pages
112th Congress (2011–2013)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on December 30, 2012 but was never passed by the Senate.
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56 Cosponsors (28 Republicans, 28 Democrats)
Oct 12, 2011
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Dec 30, 2012
Passed House (Senate next)
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Jul 10, 2013
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2638 (113th).
Jul 15, 2016
Reintroduced Bill — Enacted — Signed by the President
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 3766 (114th).
H.R. 3159 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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