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  • Combating Human Trafficking


    A picture of Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-08-06

    CARDIN. Mr. President, I rise today to discuss one of the great moral challenges of our time--human trafficking. The term human trafficking involves crimes of forced labor, sexual exploitation, debt...



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    Representative Robert J. Dold

    From: IL District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-28

    DOLD asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. DOLD. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to highlight the importance of the legislation that...



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    Representative Bruce Poliquin

    From: ME District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-28

    POLIQUIN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. POLIQUIN. Mr. Speaker, those of us who have been blessed with children in the back...



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    Representative Michael G. Fitzpatrick

    From: PA District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-27

    FITZPATRICK asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. FITZPATRICK. Madam Speaker, January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and...



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    Representative Brad R. Wenstrup

    From: OH District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-27

    WENSTRUP asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. WENSTRUP. Madam Speaker, it is shocking: human trafficking is the fastest growing...



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    Representative Ann Wagner

    From: MO District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-26

    WAGNER. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and to include extraneous materials on the subject of my Special...



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    Representative Randy Hultgren

    From: IL District 14

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-26

    HULTGREN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to join my colleagues in recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness Month and Human Trafficking Awareness Week here in the House of Representatives. I especially...



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    Representative Joyce Beatty

    From: OH District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-26

    BEATTY. Mr. Speaker, first let me just say thank you to my colleague from Missouri, Congresswoman Ann Wagner, for organizing tonight's Special Order hour but, probably more importantly, a bipartisan...



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    Representative Ted Poe

    From: TX District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-26

    POE of Texas. I thank the gentlewoman from Missouri for yielding to me. Mr. Speaker, it is worth noting that this effort to combat human trafficking in the United States, in my opinion, is led by the...



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    Representative Ann M. Kuster

    From: NH District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-26

    KUSTER. Thank you, Judge Poe, and to my dear colleague, Ann Wagner, and to all of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for tackling this issue. I am proud to join my colleagues in passing these...



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    Representative Diane Black

    From: TN District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-26

    BLACK. I thank the gentlelady and my good friend from Missouri for yielding to me, and I also thank her for all her tireless hours of work in not only bringing up this issue so that we will be more aware,...



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    Representative Mark Walker

    From: NC District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-26

    WALKER. Mr. Speaker, I thank Congresswoman Wagner for her work in organizing this Special Order, and I also thank Representative Mark Meadows in allowing us to lead with such an important piece of legislation. ...



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    Representative David G. Reichert

    From: WA District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-26

    REICHERT. Mr. Speaker, today I rise to condemn the horrific tragedy of human trafficking. Globally, there are 20.9 million people who have been trafficked. Not one U.S. State has been spared--sadly men,...



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    Representative Kristi L. Noem

    From: SD District 0

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-26

    NOEM. Mr. Speaker, human trafficking is a real problem, and it is happening right here in America. It is not just happening overseas. And whether you live in a State like mine of South Dakota or in New...



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    Representative Ted S. Yoho

    From: FL District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-26

    YOHO. Mr. Speaker, I thank my distinguished colleague from the great State of South Dakota. I rise in solidarity with the growing coalition that is united in the global fight against human trafficking....



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    Representative Vicky Hartzler

    From: MO District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-26

    HARTZLER. Mr. Speaker, I appreciate Representative Noem's leadership on this and the opportunity to share tonight how horrific this crime is and how we must unite and stand together to put an end to...



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    Representative Christopher H. Smith

    From: NJ District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-26

    SMITH of New Jersey. I thank Mrs. Noem for yielding and for the leadership that she has demonstrated, along with Congresswoman Wagner. As Judge Poe said, women of our caucus have stood up and are leading...



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    Representative Erik Paulsen

    From: MN District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-26

    PAULSEN. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlelady for yielding, and I want to thank her for her leadership, along with Representative Wagner, in coordinating and drawing attention to what this horrific crime...



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    Representative Tom Emmer

    From: MN District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-26

    EMMER. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleagues, Congresswoman Kristi Noem and Congresswoman Ann Wagner, for their leadership here tonight. Nearly a year ago, Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria kidnapped...



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    Representative Barbara Comstock

    From: VA District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-26

    COMSTOCK. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to join my colleagues for this opportunity to recognize this month as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and I thank my colleagues Congresswomen...