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H.R. 1952: Intercountry Adoption Information Act of 2019


To amend the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 to require the Secretary of State to report on intercountry adoptions from countries which have significantly reduced adoption rates involving immigration to the United States, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Doug Collins

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 9th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 2, 2020
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Mar 28, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Passed House & Senate (President next) on Sep 30, 2020

This bill was passed by Congress on September 30, 2020 and goes to the President next.

Prognosis
95% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Collins Intercountry Adoption Act Passes Senate, Headed to Presidents Desk
    — Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9] (Sponsor) on Oct 1, 2020

Langevin and Collins Applaud House Passage of International Adoption Bill
    — Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2] (Co-sponsor) on May 20, 2019

Congress Enacts Bipartisan Bill Improving Intercountry Adoption Information
    — Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] on Sep 30, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 1952 will add $1 million in new spending through 2024.

History

Mar 28, 2019
 
Introduced

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Apr 9, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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May 20, 2019
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Sep 30, 2020
 
Passed Senate

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.

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Signed by the President

H.R. 1952 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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