Text: H.R.615 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/16/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 615


To provide women and girls safe access to sanitation facilities in refugee camps.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 16, 2019

Ms. Meng (for herself, Mr. Engel, Ms. Moore, Ms. Norton, Mr. Keating, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Espaillat, Mrs. Dingell, Ms. Haaland, Ms. Omar, Ms. Kuster of New Hampshire, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mr. Raskin, Ms. Bass, Mr. Meeks, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Lowenthal, Mrs. Torres of California, Mr. Payne, Mr. Hastings, Ms. Hill of California, Mr. Cohen, and Mr. Deutch) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs


A BILL

To provide women and girls safe access to sanitation facilities in refugee camps.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Refugee Sanitation Facility Safety Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Secure access to sanitation facilities for women and girls.

Section 501 of the Foreign Relations Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995 (22 U.S.C. 2601 note) is amended in subsection (a)—

(1) by striking “and” at the end of paragraph (10);

(2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (11) and inserting “; and”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following:

“(12) the provision of safe and secure access to sanitation facilities, with a special emphasis on women and girls, and vulnerable populations.”.