NCSL Comments on House Action on Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation


NCSL NewsNCSL Applauds U.S. House Action on Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. House of Representatives has passed anti-human trafficking legislation, S. 178, which the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) endorsed and actively supported. The U.S. Senate already has passed the legislation, which is aimed at strengthening trafficking enforcement and providing assistance to trafficking victims.

NCSL’s Executive Director William Pound had the following statement on the legislation’s passage:

“We commend the House’s swift passage of S. 178 in an effort to end the inhumane practice of human trafficking. As we have said before, human trafficking has become an increased concern for many state legislators throughout the country. This legislation addresses the needs of states and localities by melding together federal, state and local priorities with a common goal of eradicating the inhumane practice of human trafficking in a single piece of legislation.

“NCSL also wants to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for the bipartisan work of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) for their efforts in ensuring this legislation was passed. We look forward to the president signing this important anti-human trafficking legislation.”

Read more about anti-human trafficking legislation.

NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.