Congressman Faso Fights Sex Trafficking, Supports Passage of Critical Victims’ Rights Legislation

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Washington, D.C., July 12, 2017 | comments
“Despite many preconceived notions, human trafficking is not a problem that is isolated to foreign soil. It is a crisis at our doorstep. In the past decade there have been close to 150,000 reports of human trafficking in America. This is unacceptable. That is why I am proud of the work we have done in the House to fight this scourge, protect women and children, and seek justice for victims, in particular the three bills we passed this week,” said Rep. Faso. “These efforts also include provisions to support the international law enforcement effort against trafficking because we cannot sit idly by while countries like China and Iran shield the criminals shredding human rights. There is still a lot of work to be done, but the passage of these bills represents an important step in the right direction and I was proud to support them.”
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Congressman Faso Fights Sex Trafficking, Supports Passage of Critical Victims’ Rights Legislation

Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today released the following statement regarding the House’s efforts to fight human trafficking:

“Despite many preconceived notions, human trafficking is not a problem that is isolated to foreign soil. It is a crisis at our doorstep. In the past decade there have been close to 150,000 reports of human trafficking in America. This is unacceptable. That is why I am proud of the work we have done in the House to fight this scourge, protect women and children, and seek justice for victims, in particular the three bills we passed this week,” said Rep. Faso. “These efforts also include provisions to support the international law enforcement effort against trafficking because we cannot sit idly by while countries like China and Iran shield the criminals shredding human rights. There is still a lot of work to be done, but the passage of these bills represents an important step in the right direction and I was proud to support them.”

On Tuesday, July 11 the House passed three pieces of bipartisan legislation to combat human trafficking:

The Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Act, introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), reauthorizes $130 million to fund the prevention of human trafficking, protect victims, and prosecute traffickers.

The Enhancing Detection of Human Trafficking Act, introduced by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Rep. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (D-MP), directs the Department of Labor to implement a program to train personnel to detect and assist law enforcement in preventing human trafficking.

The Empowering Law Enforcement to Fight Sex Trafficking Demand Act, introduced by Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), expands eligibility for Department of Justice grants jurisdiction to allow law enforcement agencies to qualify for federal funding for the development and implementation of programs that fight sex trafficking.

Learn more about the legislation at the links below.

The Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Act
The Enhancing Detection of Human Trafficking Act
The Empowering Law Enforcement to Fight Sex Trafficking Demand Act

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