SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS
(Senate - February 25, 2016)

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[Congressional Record Volume 162, Number 30 (Thursday, February 25, 2016)]
[Page S1060]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




                         SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS

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       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.

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