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During Super Bowl Week, Cornyn Calls for Senate Action to Fight Human Trafficking

When many people hear about human trafficking, you think about something that doesn't happen here in America; it happens somewhere else.

You might envision brothels in foreign cities or girls being smuggled across other borders, but the sad reality is, human trafficking is a problem all across the United States and at all times of the year.   Read more »

at Jan 27, 2015 4:25 PM
       

Sens. Cornyn, Wyden, Kirk, Klobuchar Push To Crack Down On Human Traffickers

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today introduced the bipartisan Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, which would empower law enforcement to further crack down on human traffickers in communities across the country while bringing about greater restitution and justice for victims.   Read more »

at Jan 13, 2015 2:32 PM
       

113th Congress Wrap Up

Congressman Poe holds Human Trafficking panel in Houston

As the 113th Congress comes to a close, here's a brief wrap up of some of my legislative accomplishments over the last two years:   Read more »

at Dec 22, 2014 5:03 PM
       

Senate Committee Approves Cornyn’s Justice For Victims Of Trafficking Act

The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved legislation I sponsored to boost support for and protection of victims of human trafficking by increasing law enforcement resources, enhancing victims’ services and increasing penalties in an effort to combat child sex trafficking, child pornography, sexual exploitation and human trafficking.   Read more »

at Sep 18, 2014 4:52 PM
       

Congressman Ted Poe's August Update

I hope y'all are enjoying the last few weeks of summer as August draws to a close and a new school year begins (and of course, a new football season too). This month, I’ve traveled across our district meeting with constituents and hearing about what’s on your minds.

Unsurprisingly, nearly everyone has voiced concerns with the crisis at the border and rightfully so.

at Aug 30, 2014 9:13 AM
       

Immigration talk simmers, but does not boil over, at Central Texas congressional town hall

BASTROP – Now that Congress is on recess following an ugly meltdown over immigration and border security last week, lawmakers in Texas and around the country are diving into the time-honored tradition of trying to explain what just happened and listening to voters’ frustrations during town halls in places big and small.

at Aug 8, 2014 10:13 AM
       

Congressman Blake Farenthold on Protecting Human Trafficking Victims

Last Wednesday, during the House debate on HR 5081, the Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2014, I spoke on the floor in order to support this bill that helps identify and protects the victims of child trafficking.   Read more »

at Jul 28, 2014 6:59 PM
       

Guilty: San Antonio Man Convicted In Child Prostitution Case

A San Antonio man was convicted on July 23 for his role in a prostitution ring that involved at least two under-aged girls. The man is the second person to be convicted in this scheme which resulted in federal charges being filed against three men and one woman.

Malcolm Deandre Copeland, aged 22, was convicted by a federal jury for his role in prostituting two minor females last year according to a press released obtained by Breitbart Texas from Texas Attorney General (AG) Greg Abbott.

at Jul 25, 2014 4:45 PM
       

On Heels of House Vote against Trafficking, 63 Members of Congress Urge Attorney General Holder to Crack Down On Buyers

WASHINGTON, DC—This week the House of Representatives sent a clear, bipartisan message that America’s children are not for sale by passing a number of bills dealing with child trafficking. However, not a single one of those bills deals with the people who buy children for sex. And during a recent nationwide operation targeting sex trafficking, no buyers of underage children were arrested. While those bills, and the sting, are all necessary and should be fully supported, the root of the problem cannot be addressed until both

at Jul 24, 2014 4:08 PM
       

Governor Rick Perry - Time to Secure the Border

“If there is no national security you cannot have that without border security.” - Gov. Rick Perry

Texas Governor Rick Perry held a Press Conference on July 21, 2014, and in case you missed it, I am providing a link if you care to listen. His message was clear, “I will not stand idly by while our citizens are under assault and little children from Central America are detained in squalor. We are too good a country for that to occur.”

at Jul 23, 2014 10:04 AM
       

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