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Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005

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Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005

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Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005

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Official Title as Introduced

To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2006 and 2007 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (10)

Date
01/10/2006Became Public Law No: 109-164. (TXT | PDF)
01/10/2006Signed by President.
01/03/2006Presented to President.
12/22/2005Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S14417-14420)
12/14/2005Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 426 - 0 (Roll no. 632).(text: CR H11570-11574)
12/08/2005Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 109-317, Part II.
11/18/2005Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
11/18/2005Committee on Armed Services discharged.
11/18/2005Reported (Amended) by the Committee on International Relations. H. Rept. 109-317, Part I.
02/17/2005Introduced in House

All Actions (41)

Date Chamber
01/10/2006Became Public Law No: 109-164. (TXT | PDF)
01/10/2006Signed by President.
01/03/2006HousePresented to President.
12/22/2005SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
12/22/2005SenatePassed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S14417-14420)
12/15/2005SenateReceived in the Senate, read twice.
12/14/2005-7:05pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/14/2005-7:05pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 426 - 0 (Roll no. 632). (text: CR H11570-11574)
12/14/2005-6:56pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H11585-11586)
12/14/2005-5:58pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
12/14/2005-5:19pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minuntes of debate on H.R. 972.
12/14/2005-5:19pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H11570-11579)
12/14/2005-5:18pmHouseMr. Smith (NJ) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
12/08/2005HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 183.
12/08/2005HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 109-317, Part II.
12/08/2005HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
12/08/2005HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
12/08/2005HouseSubcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims Discharged.
11/18/2005HouseHouse Committee on Judiciary Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than Dec. 8, 2005.
11/18/2005HouseCommittee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
11/18/2005HouseCommittee on Armed Services discharged.
11/18/2005HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on International Relations. H. Rept. 109-317, Part I.
10/07/2005HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on International Relations
10/07/2005HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on International Relations
05/19/2005HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E1026-1027)
04/04/2005HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
03/17/2005HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
03/17/2005HouseExecutive Comment Requested from DOD.
03/14/2005HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Chairman.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
03/10/2005HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: House International Relations Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
03/10/2005HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House International Relations Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
03/09/2005HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E399-400)
03/02/2005HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H854-855)
02/17/2005HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Relations.
Action By: Committee on International Relations
02/17/2005HouseReferred to the Committee on International Relations, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, the Judiciary, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
02/17/2005HouseReferred to the Committee on International Relations, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, the Judiciary, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
02/17/2005HouseReferred to the Committee on International Relations, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, the Judiciary, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
02/17/2005HouseReferred to the Committee on International Relations, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, the Judiciary, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
02/17/2005HouseReferred to the Committee on International Relations, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, the Judiciary, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
02/17/2005HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E269-271)
02/17/2005HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (103)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12]* 02/17/2005
Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10]* 02/17/2005
Rep. Blunt, Roy [R-MO-7]* 02/17/2005
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10]* 02/17/2005
Rep. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD-3]* 02/17/2005
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-18]* 02/17/2005
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16]* 02/17/2005
Rep. Pence, Mike [R-IN-6]* 02/17/2005
Rep. Faleomavaega, Eni F. H. [D-AS-At Large]* 02/17/2005
Rep. Boozman, John [R-AR-3] 03/08/2005
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-19] 03/08/2005
Rep. Jones, Stephanie Tubbs [D-OH-11] 03/08/2005
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] 03/08/2005
Rep. Burton, Dan [R-IN-5] 03/08/2005
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 03/08/2005
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14] 03/08/2005
Rep. Millender-McDonald, Juanita [D-CA-37] 03/08/2005
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17] 03/08/2005
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 03/08/2005
Rep. Watson, Diane E. [D-CA-33] 03/08/2005
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1] 03/08/2005
Rep. English, Phil [R-PA-3] 03/08/2005
Rep. Owens, Major R. [D-NY-11] 03/08/2005
Rep. McIntyre, Mike [D-NC-7] 03/08/2005
Rep. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH-13] 03/08/2005
Rep. Harris, Katherine [R-FL-13] 03/08/2005
Rep. Foley, Mark [R-FL-16] 03/08/2005
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3] 03/08/2005
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-28] 03/08/2005
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-34] 03/08/2005
Rep. Tancredo, Thomas G. [R-CO-6] 03/08/2005
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-2] 03/08/2005
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 03/09/2005
Rep. Davis, Jo Ann [R-VA-1] 03/09/2005
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-6] 03/09/2005
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 03/09/2005
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3] 03/09/2005
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-21] 03/09/2005
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-25] 03/09/2005
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-38] 03/09/2005
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-7] 03/10/2005
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] 03/10/2005
Rep. Souder, Mark E. [R-IN-3] 03/10/2005
Rep. Kucinich, Dennis J. [D-OH-10] 03/10/2005
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-3] 03/15/2005
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 03/15/2005
Rep. Emanuel, Rahm [D-IL-5] 03/15/2005
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-9] 03/15/2005
Rep. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT-At Large] 03/17/2005
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 03/17/2005
Rep. Delahunt, William D. [D-MA-10] 03/17/2005
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 03/17/2005
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28] 03/17/2005
Rep. Bachus, Spencer [R-AL-6] 04/06/2005
Rep. Solis, Hilda L. [D-CA-32] 04/06/2005
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 04/06/2005
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6] 04/06/2005
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 04/06/2005
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16] 04/14/2005
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-29] 04/14/2005
Rep. Bass, Charles F. [R-NH-2] 04/14/2005
Rep. Buyer, Steve [R-IN-4] 04/14/2005
Rep. Terry, Lee [R-NE-2] 04/28/2005
Rep. Weiner, Anthony D. [D-NY-9] 04/28/2005
Rep. Wexler, Robert [D-FL-19] 05/04/2005
Rep. Radanovich, George [R-CA-19] 05/16/2005
Rep. Akin, W. Todd [R-MO-2] 05/23/2005
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-7] 06/16/2005
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] 07/28/2005
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 09/21/2005
Rep. Weller, Jerry [R-IL-11] 10/06/2005
Rep. Cardoza, Dennis A. [D-CA-18] 10/06/2005
Rep. Leach, James A. [R-IA-2] 10/06/2005
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1] 10/06/2005
Rep. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ-13] 10/17/2005
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 10/17/2005
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51] 11/01/2005
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8] 11/02/2005
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7] 11/04/2005
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 11/04/2005
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 11/07/2005
Rep. Cannon, Chris [R-UT-3] 11/08/2005
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6] 11/08/2005
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-15] 11/08/2005
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 11/15/2005
Rep. Schmidt, Jean [R-OH-2] 11/15/2005
Rep. Snyder, Vic [D-AR-2] 11/15/2005
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-30] 11/15/2005
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-4] 11/16/2005
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 11/16/2005
Rep. Fossella, Vito [R-NY-13] 11/16/2005
Rep. Kline, John [R-MN-2] 11/16/2005
Rep. Reyes, Silvestre [D-TX-16] 12/06/2005
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 12/06/2005
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 12/06/2005
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-3] 12/06/2005
Rep. Miller, Brad [D-NC-13] 12/06/2005
Rep. Granger, Kay [R-TX-12] 12/06/2005
Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-3] 12/06/2005
Rep. Porter, Jon C. [R-NV-3] 12/06/2005
Rep. Tauscher, Ellen O. [D-CA-10] 12/07/2005
Rep. Ortiz, Solomon P. [D-TX-27] 12/07/2005
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-13] 12/08/2005

Committees (4)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House International Relations02/17/2005 Referred to
10/07/2005 Markup by
11/18/2005 Reported by H. Rept. 109-317,Part I
House International Relations Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations02/17/2005 Referred to
03/10/2005 Markup by
03/10/2005 Reported by
House Armed Services02/17/2005 Referred to
11/18/2005 Discharged from
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel03/17/2005 Referred to
House Judiciary02/17/2005 Referred to
12/08/2005 Markup by
12/08/2005 Reported by H. Rept. 109-317,Part 2
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims04/04/2005 Referred to
12/08/2005 Discharged from
House Energy and Commerce02/17/2005 Referred to
11/18/2005 Discharged from
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health03/14/2005 Referred to

No related bill information was received for H.R.972.


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Latest Summary (3)

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Shown Here:
Public Law No: 109-164 (01/10/2006)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on December 14, 2005. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005 - Title I: Combatting International Trafficking in Persons - (Sec. 101) Amends the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (Act) to direct The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Department of State (Department), and the Department of Defense (DOD) to incorporate anti-trafficking and protection measures for vulnerable populations, particularly women and children, into their post-conflict and humanitarian emergency assistance and program activities.

Directs the Secretary of State (Secretary) and the Administrator of USAID to conduct a study and report regarding the threat and practice of trafficking in persons (trafficking) generated by post-conflict and humanitarian emergencies in foreign countries.

(Sec. 102) Provides, to the extent practicable, trafficking victims with access to information about federally funded or administered anti-trafficking programs that provide services to victims of severe forms of trafficking.

Directs the Administrator to: (1) carry out a study to identify best practices for the rehabilitation of trafficking victims in group residential facilities in foreign countries; (2) carry out a pilot program to establish residential treatment facilities in foreign countries for trafficking victims based upon the best practices identified in the study; and (3) report to the Committee on International Relations of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate on such pilot program's implementation. Authorizes FY2006-FY2007 appropriations.

(Sec. 103) Amends the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 to extend the sexually violent offender registration program to foreign offenses.

(Sec. 104) Amends the Act to revise: (1) Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking (Task Force) membership; and (2) minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.

Includes HIV/AIDS within the health risk research on the effects of trafficking.

Requires the Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center to report to the appropriate congressional committees respecting research initiatives on domestic and international trafficking.

Amends the Foreign Service Act of 1980 to require foreign service training to include instruction on international documents and U.S. policy on trafficking.

Amends the Act to require that the Secretary's annual trafficking report include information on measures taken by the United Nations (U.N.), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and other multilateral organizations in which the United States participates to prevent the involvement of the organization's employees, contractor personnel, and peacekeeping forces in trafficking.

Directs the Secretary, prior to voting for a peacekeeping mission, to notify the appropriate committees respecting measures taken to prevent peacekeeping personnel from involvement in trafficking or sexual exploitation.

(Sec. 105) Expresses the sense of Congress that the Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking of the Department should intensify the Office's focus on forced labor: (1) in countries that do not comply with minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; and (2) other countries in which forced labor continues to be a serious human rights concern.

Directs the Secretary of Labor, through the Bureau of International Labor Affairs, to carry out additional activities to monitor and combat forced labor and child labor in foreign countries, including: (1) developing a public list of goods believed to be produced by forced labor or child labor in violation of international standards; and (2) ensuring that such products are not imported into the United States.

Title II: Combatting Domestic Trafficking in Persons - (Sec. 201) Directs the Attorney General to: (1) use state, local, and research data to carry out a biennial research and statistical review and analysis of severe forms of trafficking and of sex trafficking and unlawful commercial sex acts in the United States; and (2) conduct an annual conference in each of FY2006-FY2008, and thereafter conduct a biennial conference, addressing severe forms of trafficking and commercial sex acts in the United States. Authorizes FY2006-FY2007 appropriations.

(Sec. 202) Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants (75% maximum federal share) to states, Indian tribes, local government, and nonprofit, nongovernmental victims' service organizations to establish or expand assistance programs for U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who are the subject of sex trafficking or severe forms of trafficking that occurs in the United States. Authorizes FY2006-FY2007 appropriations.

(Sec. 203) Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to: (1) carry out a pilot program to establish residential treatment facilities in the United States for juveniles subjected to trafficking; and (2) submit an implementation report to Congress. Authorizes FY2006-FY2007 appropriations.

(Sec. 204) Authorizes the Attorney General to make grants (75% maximum federal share) to states and local law enforcement agencies to establish or expand programs to combat trafficking. Authorizes FY2006-FY2007 appropriations.

(Sec. 205) Requires reports respecting the amount, recipient, and purpose of each grant under sections 202 and 204 of this Act.

(Sec. 206) Requires each federal department or agency involved in grant activities related to combatting trafficking or providing services to persons subjected to trafficking inside the United States to apprise the Senior Policy Operating Group of such activities in order to ensure consistency with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.

(Sec. 207) Defines specified terms.

Title III: Authorization of Appropriations - (Sec. 301) Authorizes appropriations through FY2007 for: (1) the Task Force, including amounts for official representation and reception expenses; (2) the Secretary of Health and Human Services for U.S. victims; (3) the Secretary for bilateral assistance to combat trafficking; (4) assistance to the Attorney General; (5) assistance to the President for foreign victims assistance, assistance to foreign countries to meet minimum standards, and research; and (6) assistance to the Secretary of Labor.

Authorizes: (1) FY2006 appropriations for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to investigate severe forms of trafficking; and (2) FY 2006-FY2007 appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigations of severe forms of trafficking.