Sen. John KerryJohn KerryTillerson met with top State official: report The Hill's 12:30 Report Snap hires Kerry aide to run global public policy operations MORE (D-Mass.) introduced the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act, S. 3331, which would apply universal intercountry adoption accreditation standards to any person providing adoption services in connection with a foreign orphan under age 16 adopted by a U.S. citizen.

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The bill brings U.S. law in line with the United Nation’s Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption and gives the U.S Attorney General authority to ensure adoption services in the United States are provided in connection the convention, among other things.

Sens. Dick DurbinDick DurbinWarren burns Mnuchin over failure to disclose assets Trump Treasury pick to defend foreclosure record Senate Democrats brace for Trump era MORE (D-Ill.), James InhofeJames InhofeSenate teeing up Mattis waiver Lawmakers play nice at Russia hacking hearing Senate chairman meets Trump’s EPA nominee MORE (R-Okla.), Mary LandrieuMary LandrieuFive unanswered questions after Trump's upset victory Pavlich: O’Keefe a true journalist Trump’s implosion could cost GOP in Louisiana Senate race MORE (D-La.) and Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) co-sponsored the bill.

The bipartisan bill, which passed by voice-vote, now heads to the House for further consideration.