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H.R. 1777 (113th): Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports to Africa Act of 2013

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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.

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Sponsor and status

Christopher “Chris” Smith

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 26, 2013
Length: 22 pages
Apr 26, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 26, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

See Instead

S. 718 (same title)
Ordered Reported — Jun 25, 2013


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Prospects of an African Economic Union Focus of Congressional Hearing
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Jan 9, 2014

Rep. Smith’s Bill on Boosting U.S. Exports to Africa Approved by Committee
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Nov 21, 2013

African Diplomats Present AGOA Recommendations to Foreign Affairs Committee
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Jul 31, 2013

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Apr 26, 2013

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Nov 21, 2013
Considered by Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

H.R. 1777 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1777. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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