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H.R. 485: Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act

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To reauthorize the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Robert “Bobby” Scott

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 17, 2021
Length: 109 pages
Jan 25, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on Mar 16, 2021

This bill passed in the House on March 16, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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30 Cosponsors (21 Democrats, 9 Republicans)

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

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Stefanik Awarded For Efforts to Prevent Child Abuse and Leadership to Fund National Toll-Free Child Abuse Hotline
    — Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 27, 2021

Harder Introduces Bipartisan Child-Protection Bill
    — Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA10] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 17, 2021

ICYMI: Smucker Legislation to Improve Adoption Outcomes for Children Impacted by the Opioid Epidemic Advanced by House
    — Rep. Lloyd Smucker [R-PA11] on Mar 25, 2021

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Jan 25, 2021

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Mar 5, 2021
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Mar 16, 2021
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 485 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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