H.R. 972 (109th): Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.
Introduced:

Feb 17, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 10, 2006

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 10, 2006.

Law:

Pub.L. 109-164

Sponsor:

Christopher “Chris” Smith

Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 30, 2005
Length: 16 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2006 and 2007 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, and for other purposes.

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History

Feb 17, 2005
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 7, 2005
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Dec 14, 2005
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Dec 22, 2005
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 10, 2006
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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Details

Cosponsors
103 cosponsors (68D, 34R, 1I) (show)
Votes
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Dec 14, 2005 7:07 p.m.
Passed 426/0

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 2620 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Enacted — Signed by the President
Dec 19, 2003

H.R. 270 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 5, 2007

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