To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide that traveling interstate or causing another to travel interstate for the purpose of female genital mutilation is prohibited, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 4, 2019
Length: 2 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on February 4, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
What legislators are saying
“Perry Calls on Governor, PA Senate to Criminalize Female Genital Mutilation (FGM/C)”
— Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10] (Sponsor) on May 14, 2019
“Perry Offers Bipartisan Legislation to End Female Genital Mutilation in US”
— Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10] (Sponsor) on Feb 6, 2019
Dec 20, 2018
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 7381 (115th).
Feb 4, 2019
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