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

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To prevent human trafficking in government contracting.

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Sponsor and status

James Lankford

Sponsor. Representative for Oklahoma's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 26, 2012
Length: 12 pages
Mar 26, 2012
112th Congress (2011–2013)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 26, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

See Instead

S. 2234 (same title)
Ordered Reported — Jun 29, 2012


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What legislators are saying

Connolly's Legislation to Stop Human Trafficking in Government Contracting Passes Congress in NDAA
    — Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 20, 2012

Connolly Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Stop Human Trafficking
    — Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 29, 2012

The Hill: GOP, Dems come together to fight human trafficking by contractors in Iraq, Afghanistan
    — Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 27, 2012

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Mar 26, 2012

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 4259 (112th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4259. This is the one from the 112th Congress.

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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