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S. 782 (115th): PROTECT Our Children Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

S. 782 amends the PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008 to reauthorize through Fiscal Year 2022 the National Internet Crimes Against Children Data System and the National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction. The current authorization level is $250 million.

In 2008, Congress passed the Providing Resources, Officers, and Technology to Eradicate Cyber Threats to Our Children Act. The legislation mandated the Department of Justice to work with the National Drug Intelligence Center on a threat assessment of the magnitude of child exploitation. In 2016, the Department issued the second National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction to Congress. The Strategy describes in detail current efforts to find, prosecute, and punish those involved in preying on children and reaffirms an unwavering commitment to ensuring that all children are …

Sponsor and status

John Cornyn

Sponsor. Senator for Texas. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 2, 2017
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Mar 30, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 2, 2017

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 2, 2017.

Pub.L. 115-82

14 Cosponsors (7 Republicans, 7 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Grassley Statement on Judiciary Nominations and PROTECT Our Children’s Act
    — Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 8, 2017

In Case You Missed It: President Signs 15 of Sen. Hellers Bills into Law
    — Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 3, 2018

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - September 29, 2017
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP] on Oct 1, 2017

More statements at ProPublica Represent...

What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates S. 782 will add $250 million in new spending through 2027.


Mar 30, 2017

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May 25, 2017
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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

Jun 8, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Jun 15, 2017
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.

Oct 3, 2017
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes.

Oct 26, 2017
Senate Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 2, 2017
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 782 (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 S. 782. 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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