House Passes Sweeping Overhaul Of Law To Combat Human Trafficking

House passes sweeping overhaul of law to combat human trafficking

Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., speaks on Capitol Hill on July 12, 2017, about his bill, the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017.(Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP)

The House on Wednesday approved a sweeping reauthorization of the nation’s most comprehensive law to combat human trafficking, in a rare bipartisan vote.
The bill allocates $520 million over four years toward programs that aim to identify and aid victims of trafficking and prevent it from occurring.
The bill — called the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act — was introduced by Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., who has written …

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