NCSL Comment on Anti-Trafficking Legislation


NCSL NewsNCSL Applauds Senate Action on Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Senate has passed anti-human trafficking legislation S. 178, which provides assistance to states in addressing both law enforcement and victims’ needs. The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) endorsed this bill, 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 Senate passage:

“We applaud the Senate for coming together and establishing a mechanism that melds together federal and state priorities with a common goal of eradicating the inhumane practice of human trafficking. Human trafficking has become an increased concern for many state legislators throughout the country and the states welcome the opportunity to partner with the federal government to combat human trafficking. NCSL particularly appreciates Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) for their continued efforts in bringing awareness to trafficking issues and their comprehensive and strong approach to combating human trafficking.”

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.