January 27, 2020 - Issue: Vol. 166, No. 17 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 2nd Session
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] [Pages E87-E88] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] RECOGNIZING NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS MONTH ______ 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. [[Page E88]] 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. ____________________