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Congresswoman Barbara Comstock

Representing the 10th District of Virginia

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Rep. Comstock On Human Trafficking Legislation That Passed The House Today

May 19, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) issued the following statement on the passage of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act:

“Today, the legislation that we introduced back in January to combat human trafficking will finally reach President Obama’s desk,” said Congresswoman Comstock.  “Building upon what the House passed earlier in the year, this important and bipartisan piece of legislation will help those affected by the scourge of human trafficking and also recognize child pornography as a form of human trafficking.  Human trafficking is a serious crime that must be combatted at the local, state, federal, and international levels so that our children and those who are vulnerable in our society are protected.”    
  
S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, provides restitution to victims of human trafficking and increases the punishment for those who profit from this crime.
In February, Congresswoman Comstock penned an op-ed on Human Trafficking and how it is a problem in Northern Virginia that can be found here.