A bill to realign structures and reallocate resources in the Federal Government in keeping with the core belief that families are the best protection for children and the bedrock of any society to bolster United States diplomacy targeted at ensuring that every child can grow up in a permanent, safe, nurturing, and loving family, and to ensure that intercountry adoption to the United States becomes a viable and fully developed option for providing families for children in need, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senior Senator for Missouri. Republican.
Last Updated: May 18, 2017
Length: 27 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on May 18, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
What legislators are saying
Jul 14, 2016
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 3279 (114th).
May 18, 2017
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S. 1178 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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