To prioritize the fight against human trafficking within the Department of State according to congressional intent in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 without increasing the size of the Federal Government, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 27, 2015
Length: 9 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on January 26, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.
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13 Cosponsors (8 Republicans, 5 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“<span class='\"kicker\"'>Combating Human Trafficking Event in Washington</span>Rep. Smith: Fighting Human Trafficking Is Everyones Business”
— Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Mar 3, 2015
“Jaime Herrera Beutler, U.S. House Move Quickly to Tackle Sex Trafficking and Aid Victims”
— Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3, 2011-2022] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 27, 2015
Jul 23, 2014
Earlier Version — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2283 (113th).
Jan 22, 2015
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Jan 26, 2015
Passed House (Senate next)
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Jan 11, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 436 (115th).
H.R. 514 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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