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Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act Passes Through Senate Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, September 18, 2014, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted S. 2646, the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (RHYTPA) out of committee with a very strong vote, 15 ayes and 3 nays. RHYTPA was introduced in the Senate on July 23, 2014 by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME). RHYTPA reauthorizes the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) (42 U.S.C. 5701 et seq.) which is celebrating its 40th year anniversary this year and was last reauthorized in 2008.

Senator Leahy and Senator Collins Introduce the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act, S. 2646 to Reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act

WASHINGTON, DC – On July 23, 2014, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) (42 U.S.C. 5701 et seq.). The National Network for Youth has been leading the reauthorization of RHYA with its partners and convened a group of 35 experts who collaborated and developed recommendations for critical updates to the legislation.

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