H.R. 7311 (110th): William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008

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:

Dec 9, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 23, 2008

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 23, 2008.

Law:

Pub.L. 110-457

Sponsor:

Howard Berman

Representative for California's 28th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2008
Length: 48 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2008 through 2011 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, to enhance measures to combat trafficking in persons, and for other purposes.

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History

Dec 9, 2008
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Dec 10, 2008
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 10, 2008
 
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.

Dec 23, 2008
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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Details

Cosponsors
6 cosponsors (3R, 3D) (show)
Committee Assignments
Health

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Votes

There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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

S. 3061 (Related)
William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 31, 2008

H.R. 3887 (Related)
William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2007

Passed House
Last Action: Dec 4, 2007

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