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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement after the House passed Empowering Law Enforcement to Fight Sex Trafficking Demand Act, Enhancing Detection of Human Trafficking Act, and Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Act:

“Human trafficking isn’t just another issue to address. It is a crime against humanity and a form of human slavery that we have no right to ignore. This House, along with Ivanka Trump, and the White House have made ending human trafficking a consistent priority. Today, we passed another three bills to fight against human trafficking by aiding victims and detecting and preventing the crime. With these pieces of legislation, the House has now passed 16 anti-human trafficking bills that we urge the Senate to take up and send to President Trump’s desk as soon as possible.”