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H.R. 3851: War Crimes Rewards Expansion Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 3851 would explicitly authorize the Department of State to offer awards under its War Crimes Rewards Program for crimes that would be prosecuted in United States courts under the laws and statutes of the United States.

Background Under the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956, the Secretary of State is authorized to offer rewards of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of individuals responsible for certain forms of international terrorism, narcotics trafficking, and organized crime. This includes foreign nationals arrested or ...

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Virginia Foxx

Sponsor. Representative for North Carolina's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 8, 2018
Length: 2 pages
Introduced:

Sep 27, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Feb 7, 2018

This bill passed in the House on February 7, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Sep 27, 2017
 
Introduced

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Dec 14, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Feb 1, 2018
 
On House Schedule

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

Feb 7, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 3851 is 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.

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