WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Orrin Hatch, issued the following statement Wednesday on the passage of the Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act.
I’m pleased that we have been able to find a way forward to help victims of human trafficking. There is no room for partisan games when innocent lives are on the line. This bipartisan compromise is just the latest in a series of major successes in the early days of this Republican-led Senate that prove we are prepared to restore the proper functioning of this institution and return to governing on behalf of the American people.
Hatch has spoken several times in recent months on the importance of this bill. Videos are included below.
Hatch on the Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act
Hatch presses democrats on trafficking filibuster
Hatch sets the record straight on the Hyde Amendment
Hatch speaks on victims of trafficking, Senate roadblocks
Submitted by the offices of Sen. Orrin Hatch
Ed. note: the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, Senate Bill 178, passed the Senate April 22, 99-0 with one not voting. From Utah, both Sens. Hatch and Mike Lee voted in favor of the bill. See a summary of the bill, written by the Congressional Research Service, a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, here.
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