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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Beatty Urges Passage of Bipartisan Anti-Human Trafficking Bill

Jul 12, 2017

Beatty Urges Passage of Bipartisan Anti-Human Trafficking Bill

Legislation named in honor of Frederick Douglass

On July 12, 2017, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03)—joined by a bipartisan group of Members of Congress—called on the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act, H.R. 2200.

Speaking from the House floor, Beatty emphasized the bipartisan support of the bill and the significant $130 million investment in the prevention and prosecution of human trafficking, and funds to help trafficking victims. “This investment is so desperately needed, because victims of human trafficking often live in the shadows of society,” Beatty said. “That is why it is up to all of us to put a stop to human trafficking. If you see something, say something.” To watch Congresswoman Beatty’s Floor Statement, please visit her official YouTube page.

Following debate, the House unanimously passed H.R. 2200 by voice vote. The bill is now awaiting further consideration in the U.S. Senate.