June 9, 2017
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) recently joined his Senate colleagues in introducing two bills that would combat human trafficking.
Rubio joined Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Bob Corker (R-TN) in introducing the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), legislation that would 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.
Rubio also joined Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Bob Corker (R-TN), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Dean Heller (R-NV), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) in introducing the Abolish Human Trafficking Act, legislation that would strengthen and reauthorize key programs that support survivors of human trafficking and provide resources to federal, state, and local law enforcement officials on the front lines of the fight against modern-day slavery.
“Victims of human trafficking need help from their communities as they reclaim their lives,” said Rubio. “These bills will help support survivors and provide more resources to empower and assist victims in their recovery process. I’m proud to join my colleagues in fighting against traffickers and doing everything we can to protect and support their victims.”