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S. 1271 (113th): Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2013

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A bill to direct the President to establish guidelines for the United States foreign assistance programs, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Marco Rubio

Sponsor. Senator for Florida. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 20, 2013
Length: 30 pages
Jul 10, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 14, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

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).


8 Cosponsors (4 Republicans, 4 Democrats)


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What legislators are saying

Foreign Relations Committee Unanimously Approves Rubio Bill To Increase Accountability Of Foreign Aid
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Sponsor) on Nov 14, 2013

Cardin Hails SFRC Passage Of New Transparency Measures For U.S. Foreign Aid
    — Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 14, 2013

Cardin Hails SFRC Passage Of New Transparency Measures For U.S. Foreign Aid
    — Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 14, 2013

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Jul 10, 2013

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Nov 13, 2013
Considered by Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

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

Nov 14, 2013
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

S. 1271 (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 S. 1271. 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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