Sex trafficking is a crime that involves coercing a person to engage in commercial sex acts. It is the ultimate violation of human rights and really is modern day slavery.

The House has just wrapped up another week of action on the people’s top priorities, passing bills to help fix the problems at the VA, fight human trafficking, and foster more pro-growth innovation.

Now, another bipartisan agreement is on its way to becoming law. Earlier this year, the House passed Rep. Dave Camp’s Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (H.R. 4980). Last week, the Senate followed suit. This legislation will help fight child sex trafficking, encourage adoption, and improve the child support system.

The stories of suffering and pain that follow from these heinous crimes weigh heavily on me, as they do all Americans, and compel us to action.

We must do all we can to protect the most vulnerable and provide law enforcement with the resources they need to combat human trafficking.

The House will pass several measures aimed at cracking down on human traffickers, boosting resources for law enforcement, supporting victims, and strengthening protections for children.