Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) has introduced a bill that would authorize torture treatment programs.
Smith said the legislation would help people in the U.S. and abroad who struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain and depression after enduring torture.
The measure would also provide training for foreign service officers to help torture victims.
Specifically, the bill would authorize $50 million for domestic treatment centers and $24 million for foreign treatment centers over the course of fiscal 2015 through 2016.
The last Torture Victims Reauthorization Act was in 2007, when the House passed it 418-7.