Legal and Legislative Matters
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 28, 2017)-Polaris, a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery and help survivors restore their freedom, today hailed the U.S. Congress for taking the first steps toward reauthorizing the United States' cornerstone anti-human trafficking legislation.
Cosponsors - H.R.2200 - 115th Congress (2017-2018): Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017
Cosponsors of H.R.2200 - 115th Congress (2017-2018): Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017
Washington, DC-Human Rights First welcomes today's introduction of The Abolish Human Trafficking Act of 2017 in the Senate. The bipartisan bill, introduced by Senators Cornyn (R-TX), Grassley (R-IA), Feinstein (D-CA), Klobuchar (D-MN), and Corker (R-TN) reauthorizes critical domestic anti-human trafficking programs from the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) and strengthens the U.S.
Grassley, Feinstein, Cornyn, Klobuchar, Others Introduce Legislation to Support Victims of Human Trafficking
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today introduced bipartisan legislation that will establish and reauthorize critical programs to prevent human trafficking, promote justice for survivors, provide services to victims and increase federal coordination to enhance the federal government's response to the crisis of exploitation.
Monday was the last day of the 85th Texas Legislative Session and once again extreme legislators demonstrated a total disregard for the health and wellbeing of Texas women. In total, lawmakers filed nearly 40 anti-abortion regulations -- several of which passed under the now multi-part Senate Bill (SB) 8.
In recent private negotiations between the Texas House and Senate about which public programs to fund and how to fund them, state lawmakers opted to kill a $3 million initiative to rehabilitate victims of sex trafficking.