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H.R. 3940 (116th): Protection of Children Act of 2019

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To amend the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to provide for the expedited removal of unaccompanied alien children who are not victims of a severe form of trafficking in persons and who do not have a fear of returning to their country of nationality or last habitual residence, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

John Carter

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 31st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 24, 2019
Length: 8 pages
Introduced
Jul 24, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 24, 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).

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Jul 24, 2019
 
Introduced

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H.R. 3940 (116th) 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 H.R. 3940. 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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