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Roby Joins Ivanka Trump, Fellow Lawmakers at White House Listening Session on Human Trafficking

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) joined a group of national leaders and lawmakers, including Ivanka Trump, at the White House for a listening session on human trafficking.

Since her recent assignment to the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Roby has made it a priority to address the growing problem of human trafficking. Last month the Committee approved Roby's bill, the Global Child Protection Act, which seeks to close loopholes in the law and crack down on global sex tourism. Roby thanked Ivanka Trump, her colleagues, and leaders from the Department of Justice for their focus on this issue and said she looks forward to working with them to address the problem for her constituents and all Americans.

"When I joined the Judiciary Committee this Congress, I made it clear that one of my top priorities is cracking down on human trafficking. This problem is very real, even in Alabama, as the stretch of highway between Birmingham and Atlanta is known to be a 'sex trafficking super highway.' Adults and children are being bought and sold as slaves in plain sight, and it is happening in our backyard. It is our responsibility to tackle this problem head-on," Roby said. "I appreciate the Trump Administration, and especially Ivanka Trump, for focusing on this issue and making it a priority. I look forward to working with this group of leaders to make a real difference with this terrible problem."

Other participants of today's listening session included House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Cal.), Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Representative Ed Royce (R-Cal.), Representative Susan Brooks (R-Ind.), Representative Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), and others.

 

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