February 25, 2016 - Issue: Vol. 162, No. 30 — Daily Edition114th Congress (2015 - 2016) - 2nd Session
SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 162, No. 30
(Senate - February 25, 2016)
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[Page S1060] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS ______ SENATE RESOLUTION 375--RAISING AWARENESS OF MODERN SLAVERY Mr. CORKER (for himself and Mr. Cardin) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations: S. Res. 375 Whereas it is estimated that tens of millions of children, women, and men around the world are subjected to conditions of modern slavery; Whereas the International Labour Organization estimates that modern slavery generates more than $150,000,000,000 in criminal profits each year; Whereas despite being outlawed in every nation, modern slavery exists around the world, including in the United States; Whereas around the world, 55 percent of forced labor victims are women or girls, and nearly 1 in 5 victims of slavery is a child; and Whereas each year, individuals around the world join together to call for an end to modern slavery by symbolically drawing a red ``X'' symbol on their hands to share the message of the END IT movement: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Senate-- (1) commends each individual that supports the END IT movement on February 25, 2016; (2) notes the dedication of individuals, organizations, and governments to end modern slavery; and (3) calls for concerted, international action to bring an end to modern slavery around the world. ____________________