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H.R. 2200 (115th): Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2018

To reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, and for other purposes.

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

Christopher “Chris” Smith

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2018
Length: 17 pages
Introduced
Apr 27, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 8, 2019

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 8, 2019.

Law
Pub.L. 115-425
Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

<span class='\"kicker\"'>Bill will be Smiths fifth comprehensive law to fight human trafficking</span>Smiths Frederick Douglass Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation Passes Congress
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Dec 21, 2018

Paulsen Backs Three Initiatives to Combat Human Trafficking
    — Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 13, 2017

Bill Flores Statements on Passage of NDAA and Bills to Combat Human Trafficking
    — Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17] on Jul 14, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 2200 will add $330 million in new spending through 2028.

History

Apr 27, 2017
 
Introduced

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May 3, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Jul 12, 2017
 
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 26, 2018
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Oct 10, 2018
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

Dec 17, 2018
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 17, 2018
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Dec 21, 2018
 
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jan 8, 2019
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 2200 (115th) 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.

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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