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H.R. 3205 (113th): Promoting Adoption and Legal Guardianship for Children in Foster Care Act

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To reauthorize and restructure the adoption incentives grant program, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Dave Camp

Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 28, 2013
Length: 17 pages
Sep 27, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on October 22, 2013 but was never passed by the Senate. Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 4980: Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 29, 2014. (compare text)

14 Cosponsors (9 Republicans, 5 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Reichert Statement on Passage of Critical Adoption Reform Bill
    — Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 22, 2013

Casey Announces Bipartisan Agreement to Prevent Child Sex Trafficking, Increase Adoptions, and Improve Child Support Collections
    — Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA] on Jun 27, 2014

Apoyando Legislación Para Ayudar a Nuestros Niños, Ros-Lehtinen Declara Que Nuestra Primera Prioridad Tiene Que Ser Proveer Recursos Necesarios Para Su Desarrollo
    — Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018] on Oct 22, 2013

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Sep 27, 2013

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Oct 22, 2013
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 3205 (113th) 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. 3205. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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