- Created on Friday, 31 January 2014 17:00
- Written by IVN
Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) issued the following statement after his bill, “The Child Protection Act of 2013” - “Hazel’s Law,” reached an impressive bipartisan benchmark, garnering 55 bill cosponsors:
“I am extremely pleased to see that during January, National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, support for Hazel’s Law has continued to grow. I am proud to announce that as of today, 55 Members of Congress, from both sides of the aisle, have become cosponsors of this incredibly important bill. Hazel’s Law is a necessary step towards ensuring that traffickers who sexually enslave our children can be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
“As I continue to build support for Hazel’s Law in Congress, I will fight to shine a spotlight on the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation.”