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The Senate passed the Preventing Child Trafficking Act of 2024, a bill Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) introduced to foster coordination between the Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Health and Human Services (HHS). The bipartisan legislation now heads to the House of Representatives for further consideration.

“The federal government can and must do more to prevent children from falling prey to the evils of human trafficking. The Senate advanced that objective by passing our bipartisan bill to help protect vulnerable children and strengthen prosecutions. I’ll continue working to make it law,” Grassley said.

“Child trafficking in Georgia and nationwide is a crisis. Senator Grassley and I brought Republicans and Democrats together to strengthen Federal protections for vulnerable children and increase support for victims of trafficking,” Ossoff said.

Grassley and Ossoff’s bill is endorsed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.

Author: Press Release


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