H.R. 5905 (112th): International Violence Against Women Act of 2012


Jun 7, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 7, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Janice “Jan” Schakowsky

Representative for Illinois's 9th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 7, 2012
Length: 28 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To combat international violence against women and girls.

Summary (CRS)

6/7/2012--Introduced.International Violence Against Women Act of 2012 - Directs the Secretary of State to designate an Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues.Directs the Secretary to develop a comprehensive strategy to identify ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 7, 2012

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5905”). 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 (55D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

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