Summary: S.1848 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate without amendment (09/19/2017)

Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017

This bill amends the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 to modify: (1) the criteria for determining whether countries are meeting the minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking, and (2) actions to be taken against countries that fail to meet such standards.

The U.S. Agency for International Development shall incorporate child protection and anti-trafficking strategies into the development strategy for each country on the special watch list.

The bill sets forth child soldier protection provisions.

The U.S. Executive Director of each multilateral development bank shall initiate discussions to develop anti-human trafficking provisions in project development, procurement, and evaluation policies.