"Sweeping legislation to combat human trafficking unanimously passed the House last week and will soon be heading to the Senate."
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Unfortunately one of our favorite senators is trying to hold it up in the senate. The following is an update I received from Focus on the Family:
"Urge Sen. Biden to Stop Blocking the Trafficking Bill
Last week, the House of Representatives passed the
Trafficking Victims’ Protection Reauthorization Act, H.R.
972, by an overwhelming vote of 426-0. The bill authorizes
funds for a variety of programs for victims of human
trafficking and provides for enhanced U.S. efforts to
combat trafficking. The legislation is now awaiting a
Senate vote before the President can sign it into law.
Unfortunately, for the second time in less than a week,
Democrats are holding a noncontroversial bill hostage.
Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., is preventing a vote on the
trafficking bill by attempting to amend it with
Human trafficking is now the second-largest and
second-fastest-growing criminal enterprise in the world.
Every year, 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked
across international borders and held against their will,
primarily for sexual purposes. Half of these victims are
children. The Trafficking Victims’ Protection
Reauthorization Act will make great strides in protecting
women and children from trafficking, as well as helping
those who have fallen victim to trafficking.
TAKE ACTION: Biden needs to hear from you immediately. If
he continues to block a vote for the duration of this
week, the Trafficking Victims' Protection Act will not
reach the President's desk for signature until next year.
Please call Biden’s Delaware and Washington, D.C., offices
as soon as possible and respectfully urge him to stop
blocking a vote on the Trafficking Victims’ Protection Act
and to discontinue his efforts to amend it with
pro-abortion language. For this effort, phone calls are
preferred over e-mails."
Washington DC: 202-224-5042
I would encourage all of us to give Senator Biden a call :-).