To allow certain grants to be used for the purpose of assisting victims of female genital mutilation, to classify the offense of female genital mutilation as a part II crime for purposes of the Uniform Crime Reports, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 4, 2019
Length: 7 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.
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41 Cosponsors (20 Republicans, 20 Democrats, 1 Independent)
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
Feb 4, 2019
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Feb 4, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 829.
H.R. 960 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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