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House Passes Legislation to Combat Human Trafficking

This evening the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation supported by Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) to help combat human trafficking and exploitation.

“Human trafficking is stunning not only in the size of the problem, but it is staggering in its inhumanity,” said Congressman Posey. “Both here and abroad, victims are enslaved in homes as domestic servants. Others are forced into debt bondage, where they work in horrific conditions for little or no pay while being charged exorbitant amounts for the basics. Still others are trafficked in the most inhumane ways possible. This must change and those committing such heinous acts must be held accountable.”

H.R. 3530 – Justice for Victims of Trafficking: Increases penalties for those convicted of human trafficking and increases restitution for victims.

H.R. 4225 – Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation: Makes it a crime to advertise the commercial sexual exploitation of minors and trafficking victims.

H.R. 4573 – International Megan’s Law to Prevent Demand for Child Sex Trafficking: Requires registered child-sex offenders to provide advanced notice of intent to travel outside the United States to the government of the country of destination and requests that foreign governments to notify the United States when a known child-sex offender is seeking to enter the United States.

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