CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. 14 is being considered on the floor under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) on January 6, 2009.
H.Res. 14 resolves that the House of Representatives:
Trafficking in people for prostitution and forced labor is one of the most prolific areas of international criminal activity, with the overwhelming majority of those trafficked being women and children. According to State Department estimates, approximately 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders each year and two to four million people are trafficked each year within countries. Numbers are even higher for trafficked laborers. As many as 17,500 people are believed to be trafficked to the United States each year. Furthermore, human trafficking is quickly becoming a leading source of profits for organized crime syndicates, generating billions of dollars.