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H.R. 3851 (115th): 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
Sep 27, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on February 7, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.



Sep 27, 2017

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Dec 14, 2017
Ordered Reported

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.

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.

H.R. 3851 (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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