Estes Statement on the Enhancing Detection of Human Trafficking Act

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Washington, July 12, 2017 | Rob Kuhlman (202-225-6216) | comments

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement on Wednesday following the House passage of H.R. 2664, the Enhancing Detection of Human Trafficking Act.

“Today, Congress passed the Enhancing Detection of Human Trafficking Act, a bipartisan piece of legislation that reaffirms our dedication to combating this growing crime. This is an issue that affects many communities in America, regardless of geographic region and political party. So far, the 115th Congress has passed 13 bills to help victims and punish traffickers. According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, there were 528 human trafficking victims in Kansas in 2016. It is my goal to make that number zero.”

Ron Estes is a 5th generation Kansan and represents Kansas’ 4th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the House Committee on Homeland Security.

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