David Goldman and other left behind parents from around the country attended a congressional mark-up session on Tuesday, March 27th for H.R. 1940, a bill introduced by Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04), chairman of the House congressional human rights subcommittee. The proposed legislation, now named the "Sean and David Goldman International Child Abduction, Prevention and Return Act," is designed to empower the U.S. State Department with more tools to achieve the return of children abducted from the U.S. and to enforce the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Members of the House panel that oversees human rights approved the bill on Tuesday. The bill was lauded by panel members as a way to help bring thousands of American children, victims of international parental child abduction, home to the U.S.