H.R.2404 - Torture Victims Relief Reauthorization Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 06/28/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||10/25/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights.|
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Summary: H.R.2404 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/28/2011)
Torture Victims Relief Reauthorization Act of 2011 - Amends the Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998 to authorize FY2012-FY2013 appropriations for: (1) the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for grants to domestic treatment centers for the costs of services provided in the rehabilitation of victims of torture (including treatment of the physical and psychological effects of torture), social and legal services, and research and training of health care providers outside of treatment centers or programs; and (2) the President for grants to foreign treatment centers and programs for activities designed to treat victims for the physical and psychological effects of torture.
Directs the Secretary of State to report to Congress annually regarding: (1) Foreign Service officer training about torture victims, and (2) the percentage and number of torture victims who are approved for refugee entry into the United States.
Directs the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide support for indigenous foreign treatment centers and programs for torture victims in order to increase such centers' capacities to train other local health care providers. Authorizes FY2012-FY2013 appropriations.