Congressman Keith Rothfus

Representing the 12th District of Pennsylvania

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Rothfus Supports Legislation to Help End the Scourge of Human Trafficking

Jul 12, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] released the following statement after the House passed three pieces of legislation to strengthen human trafficking prevention efforts:

“There should not be one corner of the world where any individual has to fear being trafficked for sex or labor,” said Congressman Rothfus. “Our legislation reflects the important truth that every human person has inestimable value. No one should ever be exploited by another person or group of people. We must continue to do everything in our power to prevent human trafficking and sexual exploitation, and to bring the perpetrators of these crimes to justice.”

The three bipartisan bills include:

  • The Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Act (H.R. 2200), which reauthorizes $130 million to fund the prevention of human trafficking, protect victims, and prosecute traffickers;
  • The Enhancing Detection of Human Trafficking Act (H.R. 2664), which ensures the Department of Labor can effectively train its employees to spot, and respond efficiently and effectively, to the illegal trade of people; and
  • The Empowering Law Enforcement to Fight Sex Trafficking Demand Act (H.R. 2480), which expands eligibility for Department of Justice grants to allow law enforcement agencies to qualify for federal funds for programs that fight sex trafficking.