On September 18, 2014 the Federal Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act by a 15-3 bipartisan vote, which would reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act. The bill would also authorize $25 million a year for sexual abuse prevention services, $140 million for housing and support services for runaway and homeless youth, and $2 million per year for initiatives to better count runaway and homeless youth.
The bill would also prohibit discrimination of runaway and homeless youth based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The next step is for the legislation to be introduced and voted on by the full Senate.
Click here to read the bill.