For example, it includes language meant to boost coordination between states and school districts to find missing children and recover children from sex trafficking operations. It also expands outreach between the Justice Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and other groups that might help find missing children, and requires studies on missing and exploited children to be provided every three years.
The bill passed easily in a 407-2 vote Tuesday night, after a brief debate in which no one spoke against it.
That agreement is set to expire next March, and the bill from House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) extends that expiration date for two years, until 2016. Members passed this bill 407-0.
And in a 383-24 vote, members passed S. 793, the Organization of American States (OAS) Revitalization and Reform Act. This legislation would require the Secretary of State to come up with a plan to improve the process for managing the budget of the OAS, and get it to focus on settling regional disputes, promoting democracy and other priorities.
In between votes, the House held a moment of silence in member of the 12 people killed in Monday's shooting at the Washington DC Navy Yard. A thirteenth person — the shooter himself, Aaron Alexis — was also killed after exchanging gunfire with police.