Human Trafficking Bill Pushed By Missouri’s Wagner Seeks Tougher Sanctions, More Education

Human trafficking bill pushed by Missouri’s Wagner seeks tougher sanctions, more education

WASHINGTON • Rep. Ann Wagner is co-sponsoring legislation reauthorizing and strengthening a 17-year old law designed to help victims of human trafficking, and to prevent proliferation of a problem that she says is still not recognized enough by some of her colleagues.
Along with Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., Karen Bass, D-Calif., and Lois Frankel, D-Fla., Wagner at a press conference Thursday pushed the legislation that will be named the “Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention Act.” Kenneth Morris, Jr., a great-great-great grandson of the famous 19th Century anti-slavery crusader, was at the press conference.
“Slavery has plagued humankind for hundreds of …

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