Combatting Human Trafficking

Feb 1, 2016 Issues: Family Values

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Steve Scalise (R-La.) today released the following statement regarding House passage of International Megan’s Law to Prevent Child Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced Notification of Traveling Sex Offenders (H.R. 515), and the Trafficking Prevention in Foreign Affairs Contracting Act (H.R. 400). Both are critical pieces of legislation to combat human trafficking.

“One of our greatest American values is our strong belief in the inherent worth of every human life. Human trafficking is a direct assault on this core value, and it affects millions of victims who need our help,” Rep. Scalise said. “Today’s bills by Chairman Royce and Rep. Smith are a strong step forward in combatting this abhorrent crime, providing protections, and ultimately justice to the victims of human trafficking.”