Access to Electricy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Friday, June 28, 2013 - 10:15 to 12:15

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, 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 bipartisan legislation that 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.    

The Electrify Africa Act of 2013, H.R. 2548 declares that it is a U.S. policy to encourage access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa and directs U.S. government efforts without added spending. 

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