US HB2836 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-1)
Status: Introduced on May 17 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-05-17 - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Pending: House Foreign Affairs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Central American Women and Children Protection Act of 2019 This bill authorizes the Department of State to enter into bilateral agreements with the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to assist such countries in addressing violence against women and children. Such agreements shall establish a plan to achieve certain objectives, such as (1) identifying areas of the highest incidence of violence against women and children, (2) evaluating victims' access to justice and the ability of the justice system to hold perpetrators accountable, and (3) identifying measurable goals to deter crimes against women and children. The State Department may assist the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras if such a government enters into an agreement with the United States, but no funds provided under this bill may be given directly to such a government.

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Title

Central American Women and Children Protection Act of 2019

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History

DateChamberAction
2019-05-17HouseReferred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
2019-05-17HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB1781 (Related) 2019-06-11 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

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