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H.R. 2219: End Banking for Human Traffickers Act of 2017

This was a vote to pass H.R. 2219 in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

H.R. 2219 seeks to block human traffickers’ access to the financial system by enhancing the financial industry’s efforts to detect and deter money laundering related to human trafficking and by encouraging foreign governments to have in effect a framework to prevent financial transactions involving the proceeds of severe forms of trafficking.

The legislation specifically: (1) requires the Federal Institutions Examination Council to review certain existing procedures and requirements to ensure they are sufficient to detect and deter money laundering related to human trafficking; (2) mandates that the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking submit an analysis of anti-money laundering efforts of the United States Government related to human trafficking and recommendations to improve such efforts; (3) adds combatting illicit financing related to human trafficking as a statutory responsibility of the Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (OTFI); (4) designates an office within OTFI to coordinate efforts to combat the illicit financing of human trafficking; and (5) includes as part of the minimum standards the State Department uses to rate countries’ efforts to combat human trafficking a country-by-country assessment of whether foreign governments have in effect a framework to prevent financial transactions involving the proceeds of severe forms of human trafficking.

Source: Republican Policy Committee

Totals

All Votes R D
Yea 95%
 
 
408
226
 
182
 
Nay 0%
 
 
2
2
 
0
 
Not Voting 4%
 
 
18
8
 
10
 

Date: Apr 10, 2018

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended in the House

Required: 2/3

Result: Passed

Source: house.gov

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