S. 2152: Electrify Africa Act of 2015

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

About the bill

Full Title

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.

Summary

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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History

Oct 7, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 8, 2015
 
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.

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.

This page is about 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.

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