Titus Statement on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Jan 11, 2018
Press Release

January 11, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Today Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District released the following statement on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

“From our roads to our skies, our nation must be better prepared to spot the signs and stop the crimes of human trafficking. Whether it’s sex trafficking, forced labor, or domestic servitude, we know that many of the 20 million victims worldwide are often hidden in plain sight. I have spent years in Congress fighting against these heinous acts by securing provisions to require that airline employees are trained to spot trafficking, advocating for measures to block convicted human traffickers from working in commercial transportation, and championing local efforts to provide more resources for victims. We all can play a role in helping to protect victims and prevent future crimes.”

BACKGROUND

  • In recent FAA extension bills, Rep. Titus has secured provisions that incorporate her legislation requiring airlines to train industry employees on how to recognize and report human trafficking. The current authorization is set to expire in March.

 

 

  • Rep. Titus voted in December on the Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act, a bill to provide authority to the Department of Transportation to utilize funding under its education and training programs to support its human trafficking training and awareness work as well as designating an official at DOT to coordinate efforts across the agency and other departments.