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H.R. 2548 (113th): Electrify Africa Act of 2014

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To establish a comprehensive United States Government policy to encourage the efforts of countries in sub-Saharan Africa to develop an appropriate mix of power solutions, including renewable energy, for more broadly distributed electricity access in order to support poverty reduction, promote development outcomes, and drive economic growth, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Edward “Ed” Royce

Sponsor. Representative for California's 39th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 12, 2014
Length: 22 pages
Jun 27, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 8, 2014 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


117 Cosponsors (72 Democrats, 45 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

<span class='\"kicker\"'>Smith hearing focuses on helping power a better future for Africa</span>Increasing Electricity and Improving Energy Resources in Africa
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 14, 2014

U.S. Rep. Meeks Statement on the House Foreign Affairs Committee Markup of the Bipartisan H.R. 2548, Electrify Africa Act of 2014
    — Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 28, 2014

On the House Floor This Week - 5/5/14
    — Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018] on May 5, 2014

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Jun 27, 2013

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Feb 27, 2014
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May 8, 2014
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 2548 (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. 2548. 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 passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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