H.R. 4259 (112th): End Trafficking in Government Contracting Act of 2012

Mar 26, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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S. 2234 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Jun 29, 2012

James Lankford
Representative for Oklahoma's 5th congressional district
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Last Updated
Mar 26, 2012
12 pages
Related Bills
S. 2234 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 29, 2012

S. 3286 (Related)
Comprehensive Contingency Contracting Reform Act of 2012

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 12, 2012


This bill was introduced on March 26, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 26, 2012
Referred to Committee Mar 26, 2012
Full Title

To prevent human trafficking in government contracting.


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24 cosponsors (12D, 12R) (show)

House Foreign Affairs

Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

House Judiciary

Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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End Trafficking in Government Contracting Act of 2012 - Amends the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 to expand the authority of a federal agency to terminate a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement involving grantees or contractors who engage in severe forms of trafficking in persons to include grantees or contractors who:
(1) engage in acts that directly support or advance trafficking in persons,
(2) destroy an employee's immigration documents or fail to repatriate such employee upon the end of employment,
(3) solicit persons for employment under false pretenses,
(4) charge recruited employees exorbitant placement fees, or
(5) provide inhumane living conditions.
Requires the Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking to monitor all known cases and activities involving trafficking in persons that are reported to certain officials of the Department of Defense (DOD). Prohibits the head of an executive agency from entering into a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement valued at $1 million or more if performance will predominantly be conducted overseas unless a representative of the recipient of such grant, contract, or cooperative agreement certifies that the recipient has implemented a plan and procedures to prevent trafficking in persons.
Requires a contracting or grant officer of an executive agency who receives credible evidence that a recipient of a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement has engaged in trafficking in persons or other prohibited activities to request the agency's Inspector General to investigate allegations of trafficking and to take remedial actions, including the suspension of payments under the grant, contract, or cooperative agreement.
Amends the federal criminal code to impose a fine and/or prison term of up to five years on any individual who knowingly and with intent to defraud recruits, solicits, or hires a person outside the United States, or attempts to do so, to work on on a government contract performed on government facilities outside the United States by means of materially false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises regarding such employment.

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