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H.R.4143: Children in Families First Act of 2014
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||international affairs|
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||Kay Granger, R-Texas|
|Total Cosponsors||66 (35 Democrats, 31 Republicans)|
|Introduced||March 4, 2014|
|Latest Major Action||April 16, 2014|
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- Bill introduced in the House
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill signed into law
Children in Families First Act of 2014 - Establishes within the Department of State the Bureau of Vulnerable Children and Family Security which shall: (1) support the implementation in foreign countries of child welfare laws and policies; and (2) establish within the Bureau a Senior Coordinator for Permanence who shall lead the implementation of policies to ensure permanent family care for children living without families, including refugee and stateless children.
States that the Bureau shall be headed by an Assistant Secretary and have lead responsibility for representing the U.S. government in diplomatic contacts pertaining to intercountry adoptions.
Amends the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS), through U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), to carry out the functions prescribed by the Convention regarding the accreditation of U.S. adoption services providers.
Establishes data bases for: (1) in...
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|April 16, 2014||Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.|
|March 4, 2014||Referred to House Judiciary|
|March 4, 2014||Referred to House Foreign Affairs|