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  • Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015


    A picture of Representative Bob Goodlatte

    Representative Bob Goodlatte

    From: VA District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-18

    GOODLATTE. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the bill (S. 178) to provide justice for the victims of trafficking. The Clerk read the title of the bill. The text of the bill is as follows: ...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-18

    JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Let me join my friend and colleague, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and thank him for his leadership in making sure that...



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    Representative Ted Poe

    From: TX District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-18

    POE of Texas. I thank the chairman for bringing this legislation promptly to the House floor today. Mr. Speaker, it was 155 years ago that this Nation debated in this Chamber several volatile issues,...



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    Representative Carolyn B. Maloney

    From: NY District 12

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-18

    MALONEY of New York. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of the Senate-passed Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. I commend the ranking member for the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland...



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    Representative Ann Wagner

    From: MO District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-18

    WAGNER. I thank the chairman very much for his leadership on this issue and so many others. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, and all of the...



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    Representative Christopher H. Smith

    From: NJ District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-18

    SMITH of New Jersey. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, a comprehensive bill authored by Senator Cornyn, with input from many. This...



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    Representative Erik Paulsen

    From: MN District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-18

    PAULSEN. Mr. Speaker, I want to first thank the chairman and the ranking member for their leadership on combating this issue because today is a very important moment in the fight against modern-day slavery. ...



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    Representative Brian Babin

    From: TX District 36

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-18

    BABIN. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of the legislation before us to combat human trafficking. Not only would I like to thank the gentleman from Virginia, Chairman Goodlatte, and his committee,...



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    Representative Joyce Beatty

    From: OH District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-18

    BEATTY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of the bipartisan Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, S. 178. But first I would like to thank both Chairman Goodlatte of Virginia and Ranking...



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    Representative Kristi L. Noem

    From: SD District 0

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-18

    NOEM. I thank the chairman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, human trafficking is an issue that I believe many people see as far removed from them and their families, but the reality is that it is happening...



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-10

    GRASSLEY. Mr. President, on this bill before the Senate, for a few days we will continue to debate legislation to fight crime and restore dignity to its survivors. I thank the majority leader for scheduling...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-10

    LEAHY. If the Senator will yield for a question, there is so much of this bill I strongly support. In fact, a lot of it reflects legislation I have written and actually passed through the committee before....



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-10

    CORNYN. Mr. President, I suggest the absence of a quorum. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will call the roll. Mr. CORNYN. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call...



    A picture of Representative Shelley Moore Capito

    Representative Shelley Moore Capito

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2015-03-10

    CAPITO. Mr. President, I rise today to deliver my maiden speech as a Senator from West Virginia. I am deeply humbled by the confidence placed in me by fellow West Virginians. To serve as West Virginia's...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-10

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I wish to say to our new Senator from West Virginia what an outstanding speech not only for her State but the way forward for our country, and I congratulate her for an outstanding...



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    Senator Joe Manchin, III

    From: WV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-10

    MANCHIN. Mr. President, I also wish to congratulate my colleague from West Virginia. We spoke earlier about how she and I can show the way to have a better relationship-building effort here in the Senate...



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    Senator Tim Kaine

    From: VA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-10

    KAINE. Mr. President, I rise to address a question to myself and every Member of this body, and the question is a serious one: Is the Senate capable of tackling challenging national security questions...



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    Senator Angus S. King, Jr.

    From: ME

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2015-03-10

    KING ACT OF 2015 The PRESIDING OFFICER. Under the previous order, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of S. 178, which the clerk will report. The legislative clerk read as follows: ...



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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-10

    CARDIN. Mr. President, I wish to take a few moments today to speak about Federal workers in general and some of the people at the National Institutes of Health in particular. Government workers guard...



    A picture of Representative Ted Poe

    Representative Ted Poe

    From: TX District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-27

    POE of Texas. Madam Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 181) to provide justice for the victims of trafficking, as amended. The Clerk read the title of the bill. The text...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-27

    JACKSON LEE. Madam Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Madam Speaker, I am glad that the manager, Congressman Poe, set the tone again for the vigorousness of the bipartisanship around...



    A picture of Representative Bob Goodlatte

    Representative Bob Goodlatte

    From: VA District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-27

    GOODLATTE. Mr. Speaker, I first want to thank the gentleman from Texas (Mr. Poe) for his long dedication to addressing this very serious problem and for yielding me this time. Few nightmares equal...



    A picture of Representative Carolyn B. Maloney

    Representative Carolyn B. Maloney

    From: NY District 12

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-27

    MALONEY of New York. Mr. Speaker, I thank my good friend and colleague for her leadership and for yielding to me. I want to commend the Republican and Democratic leadership for bringing to the floor...



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    Representative Robert Pittenger

    From: NC District 9

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-27

    PITTENGER. Mr. Speaker, I thank Judge Poe for his great leadership in this very important area. It is so encouraging to see the bipartisan commitment. Thank you, Congresswoman Lee and Congresswoman Maloney,...