S. Hrg. 115-328: The GAO Reports on Human Trafficking of Native Americans in the United States, Hearing Before the Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, September 27, 2017 [open pdf - 382KB]
This is the September 27, 2017 hearing on "The GAO [Government Accountability Office] Reports on Human Trafficking of Native Americans in the United States," held before the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. From the opening statement of John Hoeven: "Today, the Committee will hold an oversight hearing on The GAO Reports on Human Trafficking of Native Americans in the United States. Previously, the Committee held a listening session on this important issue in 2014. Now it is time for a more in-depth examination. Human trafficking is a truly despicable activity aimed at exploiting vulnerable people, usually women and girls. It has been defined as the exploitation of a person typically through force, fraud or coercion for purposes involving forced labor, involuntary servitude or commercial sex. The victims affected by poverty, abuse and other crimes may not have anywhere to turn and become easy targets." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Gretta L. Goodwin, Nicole Mattews, Cindy McCain, Jason Thompson, and Tracy Toulou.
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