About the bill
H.R. 2408 authorizes the State Department and USAID to enhance existing education programs for displaced children, especially girls. Specifically the bill authorizes the Department to coordinate such efforts with the private sector and civil society groups; and coordinate with multilateral organizations to collect relevant data to improve the effectiveness of those programs. Finally, it would require that the State Department and USAID include data on education programs for displaced children in any report to Congress on disaster relief and recovery efforts.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 1st congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Oct 4, 2017
Length: 7 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on October 3, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
50 Cosponsors (37 Democrats, 13 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Chabot Recognizes Local High School Student on International Women's Day”
— Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1] (Sponsor) on Mar 8, 2018
“Rep. Kellys Girls Education Bill Passes U.S. House”
— Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 4, 2017
May 11, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jul 27, 2017
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Oct 3, 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.
H.R. 2408 (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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2408. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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