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H.R. 4058 (113th): Preventing Sex Trafficking and Improving Opportunities for Youth in Foster Care Act

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To prevent and address sex trafficking of youth in foster care.

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Sponsor and status

David Reichert

Sponsor. Representative for Washington's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 21, 2014
Length: 35 pages
Feb 14, 2014
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 May 20, 2014 but was never passed by the Senate. Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills.

Provisions of this bill also appear in:

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

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Reichert Questions Inslee Administration's Foster Care Oversight
    — Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018] (Sponsor) on Oct 27, 2014

Rep. Black Speaks in Support of Measures to Combat Human Trafficking
    — Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on May 20, 2014

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

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Feb 14, 2014

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Apr 29, 2014
Ordered Reported

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May 20, 2014
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 4058 (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. 4058. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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