Press Release

Blackburn Co-Sponsors the Allow States and Victims to Fight Sex Trafficking Act

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Washington, September 15, 2017 | comments

WASHINGTON –Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the Energy and Commerce Committee, co-sponsored H.R. 1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017. In 2012, Blackburn sent a letter to leaders in the tech industry regarding online sex trafficking, and has since remained committed to fighting this horrific crime.

“Sex trafficking, the exploitation of human beings, has no place in our society. We must work each day to curtail this crime, provide justice for victims, and hold accountable those who facilitate it. This legislationhas kicked offthe conversation in the House on how wecan protectvulnerable populations from exploitation while at the same timesupportingthe Internet as a platform for free speech and innovation,” said Blackburn.“I look forward to working with all stakeholders to move forward on legislation.”

Blackburn represents Tennessee’s Seventh Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.



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