Wagner & Poe Host Special Order on Human Trafficking

May 24, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) and Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) held a Special Order on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in recognition of Combatting Trafficking and Child Protection Week. They were joined by their House colleagues Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), and Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI).

Human trafficking has invaded communities and neighborhoods across America. It is currently one of the most profitable crimes in the world—after the drug trade—and its victims have endured horrific trauma, violence, and abuse. Congress must continue to provide tools to empower the fight against this egregious crime, ensure full implementation of anti-trafficking legislation, conduct sustained oversight, and enact victim-centered practices and procedures. It is the most precious duty of Congress to safeguard human rights and protections for the most vulnerable members of our society.

To watch the special order, click HERE