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H.R.3398: Girls Count Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Steven J. Chabot, R-Ohio
Total Cosponsors 56 (41 Democrats, 15 Republicans)
Introduced Oct. 30, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 20, 2014
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Bill Progress

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Bill Summary

Girls Count Act of 2014 - Authorizes the Secretary of State and the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to:

  • support programs that will contribute to improved civil registration and vital statistics systems with a focus on birth registration;
  • promote programs that build the capacity of developing countries' national and local legal and policy frameworks to prevent discrimination against girls, and help increase property rights, social security, land tenure, and inheritance rights for women; and
  • assist government ministries of developing countries to ensure that poor girls obtain equitable access to social programs.

Directs the Secretary to coordinate with multilateral organizations to work with countries to enact laws that collect data on girls and establish registration and identification laws to ensure that girls participate in the social, economic, legal and political sectors of their countries.<...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 20, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Nov. 19, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Nov. 19, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H8104)
Nov. 19, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3398.
Nov. 19, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8104-8106)
Nov. 19, 2014 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
July 30, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
July 30, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Oct. 30, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.