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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

Representing the 21st District of New York

House Passes Trafficking Legislation Cosponsored by Rep. Stefanik

January 27, 2015
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today the House of Representatives passed a series of measures aimed at combating human trafficking. Among those measures was legislation cosponsored by Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), H.R. 350 – the Human Trafficking Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery Act of 2015.

“Sadly, the horrific crime of human trafficking is far too prevalent in our society,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “That’s why I was happy to support these commonsense proposals to help victims of trafficking as well as to help law enforcement go after the perpetrators of these heinous crimes. Specifically I was proud to see legislation I cosponsored to help ensure that our nation’s law enforcement agencies and communities have the best information on how to prevent and deter these crimes pass unopposed by voice vote.”

Below is a list of trafficking legislation that passed out of the House today:

1) H.R. 350 – Human Trafficking Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Kristi Noem / Judiciary Committee)

2) H.R. 159 – Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act of 2015, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Erik Paulsen / Judiciary Committee)

3) H.R. 285 – Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner / Judiciary Committee)

4) H.R. 181 – Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ted Poe / Judiciary Committee)

5) H.R. 460 – Human Trafficking Detection Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Mark Walker / Homeland Security Committee)

6) H.R. 469 – Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Karen Bass / Education and Workforce Committee)

7) H.R. 246 – To improve the response to victims of child sex trafficking (Sponsored by Rep. Joyce Beatty / Education and Workforce Committee)