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Short Titles as Enacted

Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2018

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced

Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2018

Short Titles as Reported to Senate

Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2018

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (8)

Date Actions Overview
01/08/2019Became Public Law No: 115-425. (TXT | PDF)
01/08/2019Signed by President.
12/27/2018Presented to President.
12/21/2018Resolving differences -- House actions: On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 368 - 7 (Roll no. 487).(text as House agree to Senate amendment: CR H10539-10543)
12/17/2018Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.
10/10/2018Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Corker with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
07/12/2017Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H5492-5497)
04/27/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (39)

Date Chamber All Actions
01/08/2019Became Public Law No: 115-425. (TXT | PDF)
01/08/2019Signed by President.
12/27/2018HousePresented to President.
12/21/2018-4:26pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/21/2018-4:26pmHouseOn motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 368 - 7 (Roll no. 487). (text as House agree to Senate amendment: CR H10539-10543)
12/21/2018-10:56amHouseAt 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.
12/21/2018-10:54amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2200.
12/21/2018-10:53amHouseMr. Royce (CA) moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment. (consideration: CR H10539-10544)
12/18/2018SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
12/17/2018SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.
12/17/2018SenateThe committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent. (CR S7631-7636)
12/17/2018SenateS.Amdt.4107 Amendment SA 4107 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
12/17/2018SenateS.Amdt.4107 Amendment SA 4107 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Murray. (consideration: CR S7636; text: CR S7636) To strike the section of the bill establishing preferred places of accommodation for Federal employees and for other purposes.
12/17/2018SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S7631-7636; text as reported in Senate: CR S7631-7636)
10/10/2018SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 628.
10/10/2018SenateCommittee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Corker with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
09/26/2018SenateCommittee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
07/13/2017SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
07/12/2017-4:33pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/12/2017-4:33pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H5492-5497)
07/12/2017-3:56pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2200.
07/12/2017-3:56pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5492-5503)
07/12/2017-3:55pmHouseMr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
05/03/2017HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
05/03/2017HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
05/03/2017HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
05/03/2017HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
05/03/2017HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E590)
04/28/2017HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Aviation.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
04/28/2017HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
04/27/2017HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce, Armed Services, and Education and the Workforce, 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.
04/27/2017HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce, Armed Services, and Education and the Workforce, 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.
04/27/2017HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce, Armed Services, and Education and the Workforce, 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.
04/27/2017HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce, Armed Services, and Education and the Workforce, 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.
04/27/2017HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce, Armed Services, and Education and the Workforce, 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.
04/27/2017HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce, Armed Services, and Education and the Workforce, 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.
04/27/2017HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce, Armed Services, and Education and the Workforce, 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.
04/27/2017HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce, Armed Services, and Education and the Workforce, 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.
04/27/2017HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (29)


Committees (9)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Foreign Affairs04/27/2017 Referred to
05/03/2017 Markup by
House Judiciary04/27/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations05/03/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security05/03/2017 Referred to
House Oversight and Government Reform04/27/2017 Referred to
House Ways and Means04/27/2017 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure04/27/2017 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation04/28/2017 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce04/27/2017 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health04/28/2017 Referred to
House Armed Services04/27/2017 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce04/27/2017 Referred to
Senate Foreign Relations07/13/2017 Referred to
09/26/2018 Markup by
10/10/2018 Reported by

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Public Law No: 115-425 (01/08/2019)

Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2018

This bill establishes programs to combat human trafficking, forced labor, and the use of child soldiers. It also modifies existing programs to address such issues.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) may award grants to local educational agencies to educate school staff on how to recognize and respond to signs of labor and sex trafficking, and to educate students on how to avoid becoming trafficking victims.

The Department of State shall ensure that each diplomatic or consular post has a designated employee to receive information from severe trafficking victims or information about such victims. The information shall be transmitted to the relevant agencies, and the designated employee shall coordinate with foreign government and groups to provide support to the victims.

Domestic air carriers that contract to provide air transportation to the federal government shall report annually various information related to human trafficking. Such information shall include the number of carrier personnel that are trained in detecting and reporting potential trafficking, and the number of notifications of potential human trafficking victims the carrier has received.

The bill directs various government agencies, including the State Department and the Department of Labor, to annually report to the General Services Administration information related to efforts to ensure compliance with various laws and regulations relating to human trafficking. The report shall also contain information on investigations into contractors that may have violated such laws and regulations.

Federal Acquisition Institute courses for the acquisition workforce shall contain material on law and regulations relating to human trafficking and federal government contracting.

The Department of Justice may make grants for programs to designate a prosecutor for cases involving severe human trafficking.

The State Department shall suspend issuing visas for domestic workers hired by individuals affiliated with an international organization or foreign diplomatic mission, if there is an unpaid judgment related to human trafficking against a person affiliated with that mission. The State Department shall suspend issuing such A-3 or G-5 visas to individuals affiliated with that mission, if the mission refuses to waive diplomatic immunity in a prosecution involving human trafficking.

The bill also gives the President authority to investigate or impose sanctions on foreign government officials who participate in or condone severe forms of human trafficking for significant financial gain.

The Government Accountability Office shall report to Congress on obstacles to enforcing the prohibition against the importation of goods made by convicts or using forced labor. The report shall address topics including best practices for private employers to comply with the law and federal efforts to enforce the prohibition.

Labor shall, in its public list of goods believed to be produced using forced or child labor, include goods that are produced with inputs made with forced or child labor.

The State Department shall report to Congress annually on its practices and strategies to combat human trafficking in post-conflict or post-disaster areas. It shall also report to Congress on countries that have a workforce that is more than 80% nationals from other countries. The report shall assess each country's progress toward implementing the recommendations from the State Department's most recent Trafficking in Persons Report.

The U.S. Agency for International Development shall report annually to Congress on its expenditures and grants for programs to combat human trafficking and forced labor.

The bill expands the definition of a "child soldier" as used in the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 to include minors who take part in hostilities as part of police forces or other security forces or recruited into such forces. It also modifies various reporting requirements on issues involving child soldiers.

The State Department shall elevate the issue of child sexual assault by Afghan security forces at the Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan, scheduled for November 27-28, 2018. The Department of Defense shall report to Congress on efforts to establish a mechanism to allow U.S. personnel to report on child sexual abuse by Afghan security forces that work with or are trained by the United States.

The bill reauthorizes through FY2021 various programs for combatting human trafficking.