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Westerman Votes to Protect Children from Exploitation

May 25, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Thursday (May 25) following passage of several bills aimed at tackling child exploitation:

“Protecting our children is one of my top priorities,” Westerman said. “In Congress, we are doing our part to guard America’s children. This week, we passed a package of bills that will safeguard our children, target criminals who prey on the innocent, and strengthen laws to put a halt to human trafficking. If we are to stop criminals from targeting our youth, we must continue to work on ways to toughen our laws. I believe these bills do just that.”

The following bills were passed in the House this week:

  • H.R. 1862, Global Child Protection Act of 2017;
  • H.R. 1842, Strengthening Children’s Safety Act of 2017;
  • H.R. 1188, Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2017;
  • H.R. 883, Targeting Child Predators Act of 2017;
  • H.R. 695, Child Protection Improvements Act of 2017;
  • H.R. 1625, TARGET Act;
  • H.R. 1808, Improving Support for Missing and Exploited Children Act of 2017;
  • H.R. 1370, Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act of 2017;
  • H.R. 2473, Put Trafficking Victims First Act of 2017;
  • H.R. 1973, Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017; and
  • H.R. 1761, Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017.