Chirp - Child support bill passes House

On Tuesday, June 18, the House passed H.R. 1896 – International Child Support Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 – by a vote of 394-27.  This bill, in part, amends the Social Security Act to ensure that the U.S. can comply with the requirements of the Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance.  The next step toward ratification of the Hague Treaty is for the Senate to take up similar legislation. (For a description of the required steps toward U.S. ratification of the Treaty, please see the Dear Colleague Letter on the OCSE website, DCL-10-20.)