RECOGNIZING NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS MONTH; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 17
(Extensions of Remarks - January 27, 2020)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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         RECOGNIZING NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS MONTH

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                            HON. VAN TAYLOR

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                        Monday, January 27, 2020

  Mr. TAYLOR. Madam Speaker, today, I rise in recognition of National 
Human Trafficking Awareness Month and the dedicated volunteers who work 
to end modern-day slavery.
  As a parent, there is nothing scarier than the thought of children 
being removed from their families and trafficked. Oftentimes, when we 
think about human trafficking, we envision terrible situations across 
the globe. According to the Texas Attorney General, there are currently 
more than 300,000 victims of human trafficking just in Texas.

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  As we bring attention to this far too common tragedy, I would like to 
thank some of the incredible organizations in Collin County who work 
tirelessly to help survivors.
  Traffick 911, CASA of Collin County, Rescue Her, Treasured Vessels, 
New Friends New Life, and the Collin County Sheriff's office are all 
helping lead the fight against human trafficking.
  I ask my colleagues in the House of Representatives to join me in 
thanking these organizations and recognizing the importance of 
spreading awareness about Human Trafficking today and every day.
  We must continue the battle to keep all children safe.

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