US HB2116 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 15-6)
Status: Engrossed on May 21 2019 - 50% progression
Action: 2019-05-21 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Pending: Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]

Summary

Global Fragility Act This bill directs the Department of State to establish the interagency Global Fragility Initiative to stabilize conflict-affected areas and prevent violence globally, and establishes funds to support such efforts. The State Department shall devise a plan for the initiative, including its organizational structure and goals. The State Department shall lead in foreign policy, diplomatic, and political efforts. The U.S. Agency for International Development shall lead in development, humanitarian, and non-security policies. Other departments and agencies, including the Department of Defense, shall provide support as necessary. The State Department shall select priority countries and regions that are particularly at risk, and report to Congress 10-year plans for each. Each plan shall include information including descriptions of goals, plans for reaching such goals, and benchmarks for measuring progress. The State Department shall report to Congress every two years about the initiative's progress. The Government Accountability Office shall consult Congress every two years about opportunities to assess the initiative and recommend improvements. The bill creates the Stabilization and Prevention Fund to support efforts to stabilize conflict-affected areas, including areas at risk from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or other terrorist organizations. The bill establishes the Complex Crises Fund to support programs to address emerging, unforeseen, or complex challenges abroad.

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Title

Global Fragility Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2019-05-21SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
2019-05-20HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2019-05-20HouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H3966-3968)
2019-05-20HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2116.
2019-05-20HouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3966-3969)
2019-05-20HouseMr. Engel moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
2019-04-09HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2019-04-09HouseCommittee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules.
2019-04-09HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
2019-04-08HouseReferred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
2019-04-08HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

HB1580 (Related) 2019-03-07 - Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Appropriations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

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