On January 5, 2021, then President Trump signed a federal law strengthening the existing law against female genital cutting (FGC). The validity of the earlier law had been thrown into question by a 2018 decision by a Michigan federal district court finding it invalid. The new law clarifies that in order to violate federal law, the FGC must in some way involve interstate or foreign commerce.

The text of the new law can be found at https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-116hr6100enr/pdf/BILLS-116hr6100enr.pdf and an article regarding the bill can be read at https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-law-fgm/u-s-toughens-ban-on-abhorrent-female-genital-mutilation-idUSKBN29C2OF.