Chairman Royce Announces Markup of Electrify Africa Act – Thursday 10 a.m.

Feb 26, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced that the Committee will meet TOMORROW, Thursday, February 27 at 10:00 a.m. to consider the bipartisan Electrify Africa Act, H.R. 2548

Last year, Chairman Royce, joined by Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), the Committee’s Ranking Member, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Africa, and Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Africa, introduced the Electrify Africa Act (H.R. 2548), which declares that it is U.S. policy to encourage access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa and directs U.S. government efforts without added spending. 

The bipartisan legislation would establish a U.S. strategy to support affordable, reliable electricity in sub-Saharan Africa in order to improve economic growth, health and education in Africa, while helping job creation in the United States through greater exports.   Information about H.R. 2548, including a section-by-section summary, is available HERE

What:
Markup: H.R. 2548, Electrify Africa Act

When:
10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 27

Where:
2172 Rayburn House Office Building

 ***See www.foreignaffairs.house.gov for updates. 

***Coverage note:  All Foreign Affairs Committee proceedings are webcast live at www.foreignaffairs.house.gov/live-video-feed.

 

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