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 members see openings in leadership AP Analysis: 25 state lawmakers running in 2018 have been accused of sexual misconduct Jordan weathering political storm, but headwinds remain 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 ScottDems want to hold officials’ feet to the fire on ObamaCare Healthy business vs healthy people — how will this administration address the two? Washington turns focus to child nutrition 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.