A bill to protect girls in developing countries through the prevention of child marriage, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
May 6, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on December 16, 2010.
Senator from Illinois
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Last Updated: Dec 2, 2010
Length: 12 pages
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Ordered Reported by Committee
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Failed in the House Under Suspension
Passage was attempted under a fast-track procedure called "suspension of the rules." The vote failed, but the bill can be voted on again.
Reintroduced Bill — Passed Senate
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 414 (112th).
S. 987 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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