November 25, 2013
As ordered reported by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on October 10, 2013
H.R. 3212 would require several changes to the Department of State’s efforts to track and resolve cases of international kidnapping and to prevent such abductions. The department’s Office of Children’s Issues (OCI) takes the lead on the federal government’s response to both types of international child abduction: cases involving countries that are members of an international convention (the Hague Abduction Convention) as well as those involving nonmember countries. CBO estimates that enacting the bill would affect net direct spending; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. Such effects would not be significant, CBO estimates. Enacting the bill would not affect revenues or spending subject to appropriation.