The House on Monday cleared legislation to reauthorize the Victims of Child Abuse Act for the president's signature.

Passed by voice vote, the measure, S. 1799, would authorize $15 million annually through fiscal 2018 for child abuse prevention programs, including grants to train attorney prosecuting cases and develop investigations.

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"S. 1799 would reauthorize an important tool in our ongoing fight against child abuse," said Rep. Trent FranksHarold (Trent) Trent FranksFreedom Caucus bruised but unbowed in GOP primary fights Eric Schneiderman and #MeToo pose challenges for both parties The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (R-Ariz.).

The measure would require the Department of Justice's inspector general to conduct audits of grant recipients. Any grant recipients that run into problems during the audits would not be able to receive grant funding for two years.

Rep. Bobby ScottRobert (Bobby) Cortez ScottOvernight Defense: Defense spending bill amendments target hot-button issues | Space Force already facing hurdles | Senators voice 'deep' concerns at using military lawyers on immigration cases House Dems demand answers from HHS on DOJ's ObamaCare decision Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — DOJ move against ObamaCare sets off frenzy MORE (D-Va.) said the measure was necessary to help children who are victims of abuse.

"As a country and as a people, we have a constitutional, statutory and moral obligation to provide them with the protections and resources that they need," said Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.). 

The Senate passed the bill by unanimous consent in June.