Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) helped the House pass six bipartisan pieces of legislation aimed at protecting children from abuse and combating the epidemic of human trafficking:

“Thousands of children in our nation are victims of human trafficking each year, and with New York City as an artery of this heinous epidemic, we must work together at the federal, state and local levels to combat this crime,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “This has been an issue that I have been working on since first arriving in Congress, and I am pleased to help the House pass these commonsense measures today to help strengthen protections for children, and to give law enforcement more tools to keep our communities safe.”

Legislation passed out of the House today includes:

1) H.R. 1862 – Global Child Protection Act of 2017

2) H.R. 1842 – Strengthening Children’s Safety Act of 2017

3) H.R. 1188 – Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2017

4) H.R. 883 – Targeting Child Predators Act of 2017

5) H.R. 695 – Child Protection Improvements Act of 2017

6) H.R. 1625 – TARGET Act

This week, the House will also consider H.R. 1973 – the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017; and H.R. 1761 – the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017.