S. 2152 (114th): Electrify Africa Act of 2015

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 ...

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Overview

Introduced:

Oct 7, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Feb 8, 2016

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on February 8, 2016.

Law:

Pub.L. 114-121

Sponsor:

Bob Corker

Junior Senator from Tennessee

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Feb 3, 2016
Length: 7 pages

Incorporated Legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 1933: Electrify Africa Act of 2015

Referred to Committee on Aug 4, 2015. 62% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 2847: Electrify Africa Act of 2015

Referred to Committee on Jun 23, 2015. 64% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Oct 7, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 8, 2015
 
Ordered Reported by Committee

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.

Dec 8, 2015
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Dec 18, 2015
 
Passed Senate

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.

Feb 1, 2016
 
Passed House

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.

Feb 8, 2016
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 2152 (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.

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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