US HB7673 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 117-1)
Status: Introduced on July 20 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-10-01 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Represent America Abroad Act of 2020 This bill requires the Department of State to establish the Represent America Mid-Career Foreign Service Entry Program to increase diversity in the Foreign Service by recruiting mid-career professionals who are from minority groups. As part of the program, the State Department shall (1) establish and publish eligibility criteria for participation; (2) carry out recruitment efforts to attract highly qualified, mid-career professionals from minority groups; and (3) include appropriate mentorship and other career development opportunities for program participants. The State Department must submit an annual report on the status of the program.

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Represent America Abroad Act of 2020


Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA]Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ]
Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA]Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX]Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]
Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM]Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL]
Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]
Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL]Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]Rep. Tony Cardenas [D-CA]Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA]
Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA]Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]
Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS]Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO]Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]
Rep. David Trone [D-MD]Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX]Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]
Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA]Rep. Al Green [D-TX]
Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH]Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA]Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX]Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI]
Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]Rep. Nanette Barragan [D-CA]Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD]Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]
Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA]Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI]Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA]
Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT]Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA]Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]
Rep. John Larson [D-CT]Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX]Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA]
Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]
Rep. Kweisi Mfume [D-MD]Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL]Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA]
Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ]Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA]Rep. Lisa Rochester [D-DE]Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]
Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI]Rep. Gil Cisneros [D-CA]Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH]Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA]
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]
Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA]Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA]Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]Rep. G. Butterfield [D-NC]
Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA]Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA]Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA]
Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA]Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA]Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]
Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA]Rep. Val Demings [D-FL]
Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL]Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX]
Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA]Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA]Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]
Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA]Rep. Harley Rouda [D-CA]Rep. Linda Sanchez [D-CA]Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL]
Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA]
Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX]Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA]Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA]Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL]
Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN]Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH]Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL]
Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX]Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA]


2020-10-01HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
2020-10-01HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2020-07-20HouseReferred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
2020-07-20HouseIntroduced in House


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