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S. 2961: Victims of Child Abuse Act Reauthorization Act of 2018

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A bill to reauthorize subtitle A of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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

Roy Blunt

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Missouri. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 11, 2018
Length: 20 pages
Introduced:

May 24, 2018

Status:

Passed Senate (House next) on Dec 11, 2018

This bill passed in the Senate on December 11, 2018 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Prognosis:

7% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 2961 will add $75 million in new spending through 2023.

History

May 24, 2018
 
Introduced

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Aug 16, 2018
 
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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Aug 23, 2018
 
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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

Aug 30, 2018
 
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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

Sep 13, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Dec 11, 2018
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

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Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 2961 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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