Human Trafficking

Legislation | Documents/Reports | Links | Press Releases

The exploitation of the world's young women, men, and children in sex trafficking is a tragic human rights offense. However, trafficking is not just a problem in other countries. Each year, men, women, and children from all over the world are brought into the United States for the sole purpose of being bought and sold by American citizens for commercial sex. As a co-chair and co-founder of the Human Trafficking Caucus, I am working to end this terrible crime both in New York and internationally.

"No one has been a greater champion than Carolyn Maloney" in the fight against human trafficking.

--New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wuddun
authors of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Legislation

08/01/2011 - H.R. 2759, Business Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act [112th Congress]

01/25/11 - H.R.418, To express United States foreign policy with respect to, and to strengthen United States advocacy on behalf of, individuals persecuted and denied their rights in foreign countries on account of gender, and for other purposes.

06/23/10 - H.R.5575, Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Deterrence and Victims Support Act of 2010

12/02/10 - H.R.6491, Human Trafficking Fraud Enforcement Act of 2010

08/03/07 - H.R. 3424, a bill that uses the tax code to prosecute sex traffickers

09/19/06 - H.R.6107, a bill that uses the tax code to prosecute sex traffickers

04/28/05 - H.R.2012, End Demand for Sex Trafficking Act of 2005 (Lead Democrat)

02/17/05 - H.R.950, Prevention of Trafficking of Tsunami Orphans Act of 2005

Links

The 2010 Trafficking in Persons report by the US Department of State

Humantrafficking.org

New York Anti Trafficking Coalition

Membership List, Human Trafficking Caucus

Columns by Nicholas Kristof (The New York Times)

Trafficking in Persons Report: 2007

Trafficking in Persons Report: 2006

Equality Now

More on Human Trafficking

Jul 25, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) this week voted to pass eight bills to combat sex trafficking. Maloney co-chairs the Congressional Caucus on Human Trafficking with Congressman Chris Smith (R-NY) and co-chairs the Trafficking Task Force of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues with Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO). For more than a decade, Congresswoman Maloney has worked to combat human trafficking internationally, nationally, and in New York City.
Jun 12, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) this week introduced the Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2014 (H.R. 4842). The bill requires companies with over $100 million in global gross receipts to publicly disclose any measures to prevent human trafficking, slavery and child labor in their supply chains as part of their annual reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 

May 30, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC--Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Randy Weber (R-TX) led 36 members of Congress in calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to address the demand side of sex trafficking. Like drugs and arms trafficking, human trafficking is a market-driven criminal industry that is based on the principles of supply and demand. Historically, the brunt of social and official stigma has fallen squarely on the supply side allowing the social stigma to fall on the victims. Law enforcement is only starting to realize that the best way to reduce prostitution is to crack down on the demand.

May 20, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) were joined today at the Capitol by Shandra Woworuntu, a courageous and inspiring survivor of sex trafficking, who now advocates in support of restitution for survivors of similar crimes. The trio spoke in support of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, legislation being considered by the House this week. Poe and Maloney announced they will also being working together on new legislation, the Human Trafficking Fraud Enforcement Act of 2014, which would give the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) more funding and resources to go after pimps and traffickers for taxable income, as well as provide financial assistance and whistleblower protections to survivors.

Mar 22, 2014 Press Release

NEW YORK – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney and several advocates were joined today outside the federal courthouse in Manhattan by Shandra Woworuntu, a courageous and inspiring survivor of sex trafficking, who told her story in support of Congresswoman Maloney’s Human Trafficking Fraud Enforcement Act of 2014. The bill would give the IRS more funding and resources to go after pimps and traffickers for taxable income, as well as provide financial assistance and whistleblower protections to survivors.

Jul 29, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today released the following statement in response to reports of the success of the FBI’s “Operation Cross Country” and the anti-sex-trafficking sweep that took place in 76 cities over the last three days:
 

Jun 19, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the Congressional Human Trafficking Caucus, hailed today’s release by the U.S. State Department of its 2013 Trafficking in Persons report, which reviews and ranks foreign nations’ anti-trafficking policies.
 

Mar 1, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and John Carter (R-TX) have introduced the Human Trafficking Reporting Act to fight human trafficking. U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced its companion in the Senate.
 

Dec 4, 2012 Press Release

Washington, DC –Today, Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced H.R. 6628, The Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Registry (SAFER) Act of 2012. This bipartisan bill will help law enforcement process rape kits. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced the Senate companion bill in May.

 

Nov 21, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) thanked law enforcement agencies including the New York City Police Department and the New York State Attorney General for their work in breaking up a a $7 million three-state prostitution and money laundering ring which arrested more than a dozen people and rescued two human trafficking victims.

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