On Wednesday, our Republican Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation supporting victims of human trafficking.
After weeks of deliberation, Republican Senate leaders were able to close partisan divides, bringing the entire Senate together in unanimous support for this common-sense proposal.
Fox News reports:
The vote was 99-0 to approve the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, which expands law enforcement tools to target sex traffickers and creates a new fund to help victims. The House has passed similar legislation and the White House has voiced support.Sen. John Cornyn, the lead Republican sponsor noted:
"We have not fallen deaf to the cries of those who actually need our help, the victims of human trafficking," said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the lead GOP sponsor. "This legislation will be instrumental in helping victims of sexual abuse and trafficking recover from a life in bondage."This legislation, along with the Senate's recent passage of nearly a dozen bills and votes on over 200 amendments signals a new era of cooperation and functionality under Republican leadership in the Senate.