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Marsha B.
Republican TN 7

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  • Human Trafficking is a Tragedy

    by Representative Marsha Blackburn

    Posted on 2015-01-26

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    BLACKBURN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Mrs. BLACKBURN. Mr. Speaker, I am so pleased to come to the floor at the end of the Special Order hour that Mrs. Noem and Mrs. Wagner have organized to join my colleagues in talking about the bills that are before us.

    Human trafficking is an issue that affects every single county and community across this country--every single one. In my State of Tennessee and in the greater Nashville area, we have a wonderful organization, End Slavery Tennessee, that is doing great work to reach out, to minister, and to help.

    I am so pleased that this week we are going to take the time to bring to the floor legislation that will be of help in training our medical personnel, that will also empower and encourage our law enforcement organizations and our faith-based and not-for-profit organizations.

    This is a tragedy, modern-day slavery, that is taking place, the sex trafficking and the human trafficking, and I am so pleased that Congress is standing together to do something about it.


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