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Wagner Statement On President Trump Signing Legislation to Fight Human Trafficking

Jan 10, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO-02) released the following statement after she joined President Donald J. Trump at the White House as he signed the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act

“Last Congress, I introduced the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act with my colleagues, legislation that the President signed into law this week. This legislation will help survivors safely and successfully reintegrate into American life and advance our global mission to eradicate modern-day slavery. It is fitting that this law is named after Frederick Douglass, the great pioneer of liberty and humanity—a true leader who continues to teach us about the meaning of justice. America’s most precious duty is to protect the most vulnerable members of our society.

“I was especially grateful to join the President for the signing of important anti-trafficking legislation as we acknowledge National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Human trafficking is one of the most profitable criminal enterprises in the world after drugs, and these laws will help our international allies and partners combat trafficking and protect survivors.”