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Passed House without amendment (05/22/2017)

(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.