Oct 7, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Enacted — Signed by the President on Feb 8, 2016
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on February 8, 2016.
Junior Senator from Tennessee
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Last Updated: Feb 3, 2016
Length: 7 pages
About the bill
A bill 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 Electrify Africa Act, S. 2152, would require the President to establish a strategy to encourage sub-saharan African countries to provide access to sufficient reliable energy for their citizens. The bill specifies a goal of promoting first-time access to power for 50 million people in urban and rural areas by 2020.
The bill passed both chambers with bipartisan support and ...
This is the first step in the legislative process.
Reported by Committee
A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
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 by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
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Civic Impulse. (2016). S. 2152 — 114th Congress: Electrify Africa Act of 2015. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/s2152
“S. 2152 — 114th Congress: Electrify Africa Act of 2015.” www.GovTrack.us. 2015. September 24, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/s2152>
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