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

Human Trafficking Accomplishments in 2014

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 27, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Chris Smith (NJ-04) today introduced the Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2015. The bill requires public 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 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today hailed the passage of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (S. 178) by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 420-3. The bill passed the Senate unanimously in April. Maloney was the lead Democratic sponsor of similar legislation of the same name introduced by Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX), which passed the House in January.

Apr 24, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) and Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today called on House leaders to schedule a vote on the Senate-passed Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. Poe and Maloney sponsored similar legislation, which passed the House unanimously in January.

Apr 21, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today released the following statement on an agreement among Senate leaders that would allow the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (S. 178) and the confirmation of Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch to move forward.

“This is a great day in the effort to combat human trafficking. A groundbreaking anti-trafficking bill is now moving in the Senate and a person with a sterling anti-trafficking record is now set to become the next Attorney General of the United States.

Mar 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) spoke at the United Nations Beijing+20 Event on March 12, 2015. Her remarks as prepared follow: 

Thank you Ellie, and thank you Kathy for inviting me. 

It’s wonderful to see Peggy Kerry, and Bonnie Erbe from PBS, and I’m delighted that we are joined by our relatively new Global Ambassador for Women, Cathy Russell.

I was first elected to Congress in 1992, along with 47other women, in the so-called Year of the Woman. 

Mar 17, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today released the following statement on the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. Maloney is the lead Democratic sponsor of H.R. 181 in the House, but has removed her name from H.R. 296.

Feb 4, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) are urging the Senate to act on the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, which cleared the House last week. Poe is the lead sponsor of the bill, which would create stiffer penalties and enforcement for the demand side of human trafficking, and provide restitution to the survivors.

Feb 2, 2015 Press Release

NEW YORK—Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney was joined in her office today by trafficking experts and survivors to present her plans for new laws to help combat trafficking in persons. Maloney’s bill to punish pimps, johns and other traffickers and provide much needed services to survivors passed the House this week, but has yet to see action in the Senate. While this bill is a step in the right direction, much greater action is needed to end modern day slavery, including sex trafficking which often involves children.

Jan 27, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Co-chair of the Human Trafficking Caucus and Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX), Chairman of the Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus, today issued the following statements on the House passage of the bipartisan Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. The bill passed the House by voice vote.

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