Summary

                            To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to include severe forms of trafficking in persons within the definition of transnational organized crime for purposes of the rewards program of the Department of State, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House
Targeted Rewards for the Global Eradication of Human Trafficking or the TARGET
Act

This bill expresses the sense of Congress that the Department of State's rewards
program is a powerful tool in combating sophisticated international crime and
that the State Department and federal law enforcement should work in concert to
offer rewards that target human traffickers who threaten U.S. national security
and humanitarian interests by preying on the most vulnerable people. 

The State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 is amended to include severe
forms of human trafficking in the definition of "transnational organized crime"
for purposes of such program.

Passed House without amendment
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been
expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Targeted Rewards for the Global Eradication of Human Trafficking or the TARGET
Act

 (Sec. 2) This bill expresses the sense of Congress that the Department of
State's rewards program is a powerful tool in combating sophisticated
international crime and that the State Department and federal law enforcement
should work in concert to offer rewards that target human traffickers who
threaten U.S. national security and humanitarian interests by preying on the
most vulnerable people. 

 (Sec. 3) The State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 is amended to
include severe forms of human trafficking in the definition of "transnational
organized crime" for purposes of such program.



                        

Actions

  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

    May 23rd, 2017
  • Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

    May 22nd, 2017
  • On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H4411-4412)

    May 22nd, 2017
  • Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

    May 22nd, 2017
  • DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1625.

    May 22nd, 2017
  • Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4411-4414)

    May 22nd, 2017
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

    May 22nd, 2017
  • Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.

    May 3rd, 2017
  • Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.

    May 3rd, 2017
  • Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

    Mar 20th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Mar 20th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Mar 20th, 2017