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'Frederick Douglass' Bill Introduced in Congress to Curb Human Trafficking

The bill would reauthorize $130 million in funding to stop human trafficking and provide aid to victims

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    'Frederick Douglass' Bill Introduced in Congress to Curb Human Trafficking
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    Members of Congress have introduced a bipartisan bill, named for American abolitionist Frederick Douglass, that would seek to curb human trafficking, NBC News reported.

    The "Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Act of 2017," is co-sponsored by New Jersey Republican Rep. Chris Smith and California Democrat Rep. Karen Bass.

    Seven other sponsors have put their support behind the bill, which would reauthorize $130 million in funding to stop human trafficking and provide aid to victims.

    The bill will go before the Committee on Foreign Affairs on May 2.

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