To ensure compliance with the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction by countries with which the United States enjoys reciprocal obligations, to establish procedures for the prompt return of children abducted to other countries, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: May 23, 2011
Length: 50 pages
112th Congress (2011–2013)
This bill was introduced on March 27, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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24 Cosponsors (13 Republicans, 11 Democrats)
May 23, 2011
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Mar 27, 2012
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H.R. 1940 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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