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H.R. 1188 (115th): Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2017

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To reauthorize certain programs established by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, and for other purposes.

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The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.

Sponsor and status

James Sensenbrenner Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for Wisconsin's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 23, 2017
Length: 9 pages
Introduced
Feb 16, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 22, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.

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What legislators are saying

Congressman Sensenbrenner Floor Statement on the Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2017
    — Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5] (Sponsor) on May 22, 2017

Goodlatte Applauds House Passage of Judiciary Committee Bills to Protect Children
    — Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018] (Co-sponsor) on May 25, 2017

PHOTOS & VIDEO: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Recognized as Champion for Human Trafficking Survivors
    — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2] on Sep 30, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 1188 will add $353 million in new spending through 2022.

History

Feb 16, 2017
 
Introduced

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Mar 22, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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May 22, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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May 22, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

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H.R. 1188 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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