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H.R. 4939 (114th): United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act of 2016


To increase engagement with the governments of the Caribbean region, the Caribbean diaspora community in the United States, and the private sector and civil society in both the United States and the Caribbean, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Eliot Engel

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 16th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2016
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Apr 14, 2016
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 16, 2016

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 16, 2016.

Law
Pub.L. 114-291
Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

engel, Ros-Lehtinen legislation to strengthen caribbean engagement heads to president obamas desk
    — Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 13, 2016

Washington Review, July 15, 2016
    — Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8] on Jul 15, 2016

el proyecto de ley de engel y Ros-Lehtinen para fortalecer la relacion de eeuu con el caribe se dirige al despacho del presidente obama
    — Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 13, 2016

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History

Apr 14, 2016
 
Introduced

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Apr 20, 2016
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 13, 2016
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Dec 7, 2016
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

Dec 10, 2016
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 11, 2016
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate with an Amendment.

Dec 13, 2016
 
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 16, 2016
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 4939 (114th) 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. 4939. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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