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The U.S. Congress has given final approval to a comprehensive bill that would strengthen federal laws banning the sexual trafficking of women and children.
The bill, known as the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (S. 178), was adopted by the U.S. House last week by a nearly unanimous vote of 420-3. The entire Illinois Congressional Delegation voted in favor of this bill. It had been previously been approved by the U.S. Senate, and now moves on to the President’s desk for his expected signature.
Included in the final bill was legislation introduced by U.S. Representative Ann Wagner…