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H.R.3344: Fraudulent Overseas Recruitment and Trafficking Elimination Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Edward Royce, R-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 74 (41 Democrats, 33 Republicans)
Introduced Oct. 28, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 9, 2014
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Bill Summary

Fraudulent Overseas Recruitment and Trafficking Elimination Act of 2013 - Amends the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 to require the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of State to incorporate anti-trafficking and anti-slavery priorities into other aspects of foreign assistance to ensure that assistance programs do not contribute to vulnerability to, or the prevalence of, human trafficking and slavery.

Requires a foreign labor contractor to disclose in writing in English and in the primary language of the worker being recruited specified information, including the identity of the employer and the recruiter, worker protections, and a signed copy of the work contract. Prohibits a foreign labor contractor from providing related false or misleading information.

Prohibits certain recruitment fees.

Requires a foreign labor contractor to obtain from the Secretary of Labor a certificate of registration which shall be val...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 9, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
Jan. 9, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Oct. 28, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
Oct. 28, 2013 Referred to House Foreign Affairs
Oct. 28, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce