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.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 39th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: May 12, 2014
Length: 22 pages
113th Congress (2013–2015)
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.
117 Cosponsors (72 Democrats, 45 Republicans)
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
Jun 27, 2013
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Feb 27, 2014
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May 8, 2014
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
Jun 23, 2015
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2847 (114th).
H.R. 2548 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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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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