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H.R. 1616: European Energy Security and Diversification Act of 2019

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To prioritize the efforts of and enhance coordination among United States agencies to encourage countries in Europe and Eurasia to diversify their energy sources and supply routes, increase energy security in the region, and help the United States reach its global energy security goals, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Adam Kinzinger

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 16th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 26, 2019
Length: 11 pages
Mar 7, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Passed House (Senate next) on Mar 25, 2019

This bill passed in the House on March 25, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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S. 704 (same title)
Ordered Reported — Dec 11, 2019


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Kinzinger Applauds Rule Change for Nuclear Energy
    — Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16] (Sponsor) on Jun 12, 2020

Congressman Gonzalez Pushes Legislation to Increase European Energy Independence and Reduce Reliance on Russian Resources
    — Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 19, 2019

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - March 29, 2019
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0] on Apr 2, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 1616 will add $496 million in new spending through 2029.


Mar 7, 2019

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Mar 14, 2019
Ordered Reported

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Mar 25, 2019
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 1616 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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