H.R. 3509: Assessing Progress in Haiti Act of 2013

Nov 15, 2013
Passed House on Dec 12, 2013
27% chance of being enacted
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This bill passed in the House on December 12, 2013 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Nov 15, 2013
Reported by Committee
Nov 20, 2013
Passed House
Dec 12, 2013
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
Barbara Lee
Representative for California's 13th congressional district
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Last Updated
Dec 13, 2013
12 pages
Full Title

To direct the Secretary of State to submit to Congress a report on the status of post-earthquake recovery and development efforts in Haiti.


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27% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

34 cosponsors (27D, 7R) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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12/12/2013--Passed House amended.
Assessing Progress in Haiti Act of 2013 - Expresses the sense of Congress that transparency, accountability, democracy, and good governance are integral factors in any congressional decision regarding U.S. assistance, including assistance to Haiti.
Directs the Secretary of State to report to Congress within 120 days, and every 180 days thereafter through September 30, 2016, on the status of post-earthquake recovery and development efforts in Haiti.
Requires inclusion in such report:
(1) a summary of the Haiti rebuilding and development strategy;
(2) a breakdown of the work (and costs) that U.S. government agencies, other than the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of State, are conducting in the recovery effort;
(3) a description of measures taken to strengthen Haitian governmental and non-governmental organizational capacity to undertake U.S.-supported recovery programs;
(4) a description of U.S. efforts to engage with Haitian government ministries, local authorities, civil society, and the Haitian diaspora;
(5) a description of efforts to increase the involvement of the Haitian private sector in recovery and development activities;
(6) an assessment of efforts to address the needs of vulnerable populations; and
(7) a description of the steps Haiti is taking to strengthen its capacity to receive individuals who are removed, excluded, or deported from the United States.

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