H.R.3159 - Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2012

To direct the President, in consultation with the Department of State, United States Agency for International Development, Millennium Challenge Corporation, and the Department of Defense, to establish guidelines for United States foreign assistance programs, and for other purposes. view all titles (4)

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  • Short: Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2012 as passed house.
  • Short: Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2012 as introduced.
  • Official: To direct the President, in consultation with the Department of State, United States Agency for International Development, Millennium Challenge Corporation, and the Department of Defense, to establish guidelines for United States foreign assistance programs, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Official: To direct the President to establish guidelines for United States foreign development assistance, and for other purposes. as amended by house.

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10/12/11
 
12/30/12
 
 
 
 
 

Sponsor

Representative

Ted Poe

R-TX

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Latest Vote

Result: Passed - December 30, 2012

Roll call number 649 in the House

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 3159 Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act

 

Official Summary

Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2012 - Directs the President to establish guidelines regarding the establishment of measurable goals, performance metrics, and monitoring and evaluation plans for U.S. foreign assistance. Requires such guidelines to provide direction to fed

Official Summary

Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2012 - Directs the President to establish guidelines regarding the establishment of measurable goals, performance metrics, and monitoring and evaluation plans for U.S. foreign assistance. Requires such guidelines to provide direction to federal departments and agencies that administer U.S. foreign assistance relating to:
(1) resource monitoring,
(2) project and program evaluation, and
(3) analysis of findings and generalizations and their applicability to proposed project and program design. Requires:
(1) each appropriate federal department or agency to begin using such guidelines within one year after their establishment, and
(2) the President to submit a related report to Congress within 18 months. Directs the President to require the Secretary of State to establish and maintain an Internet website to make publicly available comprehensive and accessible information on U.S. foreign assistance programs on a country-by-country and program-by program basis. Authorizes a department or agency to use up to 5% of its foreign development assistance funds for activities under this Act.

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