H.R. 1464 (112th): North Korean Child Welfare Act of 2012


Apr 8, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 14, 2013

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 14, 2013.


Pub.L. 112-264


Edward “Ed” Royce

Representative for California's 40th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 28, 2012
Length: 3 pages

About the bill

Full Title

An act to express the sense of Congress regarding North Korean children and children of one North Korean parent and to require the Department of State regularly to brief appropriate congressional committees on efforts to advocate for and develop a strategy to provide assistance in the best interest of these children.

Summary (CRS)

1/14/2013--Public Law.North Korean Child Welfare Act of 2012 - Directs the Secretary of State to designate a representative to regularly brief Congress on U.S. efforts to advocate for the best ... Read more >


Apr 8, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 11, 2012
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 28, 2012
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 1, 2013
House Agreed to Changes

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 without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 14, 2013
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1464”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


55 cosponsors (29D, 26R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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S. 416 (Related)
North Korean Refugee Adoption Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 28, 2011

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