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Torture Victims Relief Reauthorization Act of 2015

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998 to authorize appropriations to provide assistance for domestic and foreign programs and centers for the treatment of victims of torture, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
06/24/2015Introduced in House

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Date All Actions
06/26/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
06/24/2015Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/24/2015Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/24/2015Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/24/2015Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 06/24/2015

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Foreign Affairs06/24/2015 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce06/24/2015 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health06/26/2015 Referred to

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Introduced in House (06/24/2015)

Torture Victims Relief Reauthorization Act of 2015

Amends the Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998 to authorize FY2016-FY2017 appropriations to:

  • the Department of Health and Human Services for grants to domestic treatment centers for the costs of services in the rehabilitation of victims of torture (including treatment of both physical and psychological effects), social and legal services, and research and training of health care providers outside of treatment centers or programs; and
  • 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 U.S. Agency for International Development to support indigenous foreign treatment centers and programs for torture victims in order to increase their capacities to train other local health care providers.