H.R. 4221 (112th): Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports to Africa Act of 2012


Mar 20, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 20, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Christopher “Chris” Smith

Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 20, 2012
Length: 21 pages

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S. 2215 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Sep 19, 2012

About the bill

Full Title

To create jobs in the United States by increasing United States exports to Africa by at least 200 percent in real dollar value within 10 years, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

3/20/2012--Introduced.Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports to Africa Act of 2012 - Directs the President to establish a comprehensive U.S. strategy for public and private investment, trade, and development in ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 20, 2012

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. 4221”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


7 cosponsors (5D, 2R) (show)

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

Related Bills

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H.R. 1777 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 26, 2013

S. 2215 (Related)
Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports to Africa Act of 2012

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 19, 2012

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