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H.R. 2153: Keeping Girls in School Act

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To support empowerment, economic security, and educational opportunities for adolescent girls around the world, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Lois Frankel

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 21st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 9, 2019
Length: 14 pages
Apr 9, 2019

Ordered Reported on Oct 30, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on October 30, 2019.

The House Majority Leader indicated on Jan 24, 2020 that this bill may be considered in the week ahead.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Five Things the Keeping Girls in School Act Gets Right
    — Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 4, 2019

the weekly leader: friday, january 24, 2020
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Jan 24, 2020

Brooks supports bipartisan, bicameral bill to empower girls around the world
    — Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 17, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform estimates H.R. 2153 will add $18 million in new spending through 2024.


Apr 9, 2019

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Oct 30, 2019
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.

Jan 24, 2020
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

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H.R. 2153 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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