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
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.
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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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON -- Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) today introduced the bipartisan Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. The bill passed the House unanimously last year.
In 2014, Congresswoman Maloney was proud to support several anti-human trafficking bills that passed the House of Representatives, including:
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).
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.
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.