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President Signs Bills into Law

Continues federal support for previous laws

On Wednesday, President Trump signed two bills into law that both authorize the ongoing implementation of previously approved programs, as well as adjust certain aspects of the programs.

First, the “Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act” amended the iteration of this law that was originally put in place in 2000. The criteria for determining whether counties are meeting the minimum standards for eliminating human trafficking was changed to be more reflective of current trends. The actions to be taken against countries that do not meet these new standards was also updated.

Second, the “Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act of 2018,” amended and updated the programs undertaken by the US Agency for International Development (US AID). Programs include a microfinancing program that would allow enterprises by women around the world to receive loans that they might not have access to in their countries.

Sources: White House, Congress.gov
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  • For the President to be given guidance from God on the best laws to approve.
  • For Congress to pass laws that are God-honoring.
  • That the implementation of these laws would bring about greater well-being for those who are in vulnerable situations.