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H.R. 295 (116th): End Banking for Human Traffickers Act of 2019

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To increase the role of the financial industry in combating human trafficking.

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Sponsor and status

Brian Fitzpatrick

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 8, 2019
Length: 9 pages
Jan 8, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 7, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


23 Cosponsors (13 Republicans, 10 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Fitzpatrick, Keating Legislation to Cut Off Human Traffickers from Global Financial System Passes Committee
    — Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1] (Sponsor) on Mar 7, 2019

Curtis Continues Fight Against Human Trafficking with OUR Tim Ballard and Rep. Crenshaw
    — Rep. John Curtis [R-UT3] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 7, 2019

Fitzpatrick, Keating Lead Effort to Cut Off Human Traffickers from the Global Financial System
    — Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1] (Sponsor) on Jan 11, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 295 will add $1 million in new spending through 2029.


Jan 8, 2019

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Mar 7, 2019
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H.R. 295 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 295. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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