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H.R. 4980 (113th): Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act

To prevent and address sex trafficking of children in foster care, to extend and improve adoption incentives, and to improve international child support recovery.

Sponsor and status

Dave Camp

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

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Last Updated: Sep 22, 2014
Length: 32 pages
Jun 26, 2014
113th Congress (2013–2015)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 29, 2014

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 29, 2014.

Pub.L. 113-183

26 Cosponsors (22 Republicans, 4 Democrats)


Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

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

Passed House (Senate next) on May 20, 2014. 66% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1876: Strengthening And Finding Families for Children Act

Introduced on Dec 19, 2013. 62% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1870: Supporting At-Risk Children Act

Ordered Reported on Dec 19, 2013. 13% incorporated. (compare text)

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

Passed House (Senate next) on Oct 22, 2013. 80% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 1896: International Child Support Recovery Improvement Act of 2013

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 18, 2013. 71% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1786: Sibling Connections Act

Introduced on Dec 10, 2013. 87% incorporated. (compare text)


Jun 26, 2014

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Jul 23, 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.

Sep 18, 2014
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 29, 2014
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 4980 (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. 4980. 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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