Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement applauding the passage of S.1311, the Abolish Human Trafficking Act and S.1312, Trafficking Victims Protection Act. The Abolish Human Trafficking Act reauthorizes domestic anti-human trafficking programs from the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) and strengthens the U.S. government’s approach to combating trafficking.
“Since my time as Nevada’s attorney general, ending human trafficking has been one of my top priorities. I’ve met with countless survivors of this form of modern slavery who experienced atrocities at the hands of human traffickers. Their bravery in telling their stories underscores the importance of fighting for the resources and support local law enforcement and organizations in Nevada, and throughout the country, need in handling these complex cases and in supporting survivors as well as their families. I’m proud to have worked to ensure these bipartisan bills that enhance protections for survivors and strengthen our laws to prevent human trafficking passed the Senate.”