I don’t pretend to know why republicans are bringing this up , what I do know is they are part of a corrupt coalition that hates women. As evidence look at their attempts and successes at eliminating women’s rights; now with their tax scam they get the money for their donors they originally wanted in their wealthcare bill while eliminating healthcare, punishing blue states and hurting 80% of America, imposing unconstitutional church pacs, taking steps toward eliminating planned parenthood, and now that their close with their tax scam they ADMITTED to going after social security, medicare and more medicaid. They believe they will always be in office... a corrupt Russian influenced Congress, Senate and trump Administration... A coup! So while female genital mutilation is a significant problem around the world, it’s unlikely that increasing the prison term associated with it will do much to deter people carrying it out while increasing the cost of incarceration. I believe any bill they write will hurt people more effectively in a covert way.