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house Bill H.R. 2283

Elevating an Anti-Trafficking State Department Office to a Bureau

Argument in favor

Would make human trafficking a higher priority in the federal government.

Argument opposed

While this bill elevates awareness, a more proactive component would make it better.

What is House Bill H.R. 2283?

This bill would elevate the State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons to a Bureau. This change to bureau means appointing an Assistant Secretary who would report to the Secretary of State. Neither the number of personnel nor the budget would be increased. 


The bill impacts an office of the State Department.

Cost of House Bill H.R. 2283

A CBO cost is unavailable; the bill promises that the change is budget-neutral.


Human Trafficking Prioritization Act

Official Title

To prioritize the fight against human trafficking within the Department of State according to congressional intent in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 without increasing the size of the Federal Government, and for other purposes.

bill Progress

  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Foreign Relations
  • The house Passed July 24th, 2014
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
    IntroducedJune 6th, 2013

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