S. Hrg. 115-282: Force Multipliers: How Transportation and Supply Chain Stakeholders Are Combatting Human Trafficking, Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, July 12, 2017 [open pdf - 15MB]
This is the July 12, 2017 hearing on "Force Multipliers: How Transportation and Supply Chain Stakeholders Are Combatting Human Trafficking," held before the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. From the opening statement of John Thune: "Human trafficking is a heinous crime that often hides in plain sight. The coercion that traffickers use to manipulate victims is not just happening overseas; it occurs right here in the United States. As the National Human Trafficking Hotline details, cases of human trafficking are annually reported in each of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. It is estimated that human trafficking is a $150 billion industry globally. Our hearing today will explore the role of transportation providers, who are fighting the growth of trafficking in the United States, and their ongoing efforts to reduce forced labor in the global economy. Our witnesses have been asked to testify about the challenges and successful strategies in combatting this horrible crime." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Keeli Sorensen, Esther Goetsch, Samir Goswami, and Tomas J. Lares.
S. Hrg. 115-282; Senate Hearing 115-282
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