H.R.3070 - Families for Orphans Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Watson, Diane E. [D-CA-33] (Introduced 06/26/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||06/26/2009 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3070 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/26/2009)
Families for Orphans Act of 2009 - Establishes within the Department of State the Office for Orphan Policy Diplomacy and Development which shall support: (1) the preservation and reunification of families; and (2) the provision of permanent parental care for orphans.
Directs the President to establish the Policy Coordinating Committee which shall monitor and support international efforts in family preservation, family reunification, and permanent parental care for orphans.
Authorizes the President to provide assistance to foreign countries: (1) for family preservation, family reunification, and orphan care efforts; and (2) to meet minimum standards required for such assistance.
Authorizes the Secretary of State to make grants to nongovernmental agencies to promote permanent parental care for orphans.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) initiate a study to identify global best practices for preserving and reunifying families and providing permanent parental care for orphans; and (2) carry out a global best practices pilot program.