Ending Modern Slavery: Now is the Time, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, February 24, 2016   [open pdf - 245KB]

This is the February 24, 2016 hearing titled "Ending Modern Slavery: Now is the Time" before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the opening statement of Bob Corker: "[T]his issue that we are highlighting today, modern slavery and human trafficking, and I have not seen an issue that touches young people like this issue and their concern for people all across our country, but around the world, their move to, when they understand there are 27 million people in the world today that are in slavery, that 26 percent of those people are in sexual servitude, and they want to do something about it. This committee unanimously, last year, voted to pass the End Modern Slavery Act. It is a bill that hopefully will be on the Senate floor soon. We received an appropriation earlier this year of $25 million to begin a worldwide effort that will match public and private resources. What we find each year is that people come before us looking for incremental help in dealing with this issue, and yet we want to address this issue, not unlike we did with HIV/AIDS, where we pull together the world to end modern slavery." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Cindy McCain, Maurice Middleberg, Evelyn Chumbow, and Leah Warners.

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S. Hrg. 114-790; Senate Hearing 114-790
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