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Rep. Taylor Recognizes National Human Trafficking Awareness Month on House Floor

Thanks Collin County Organizations Fighting Human Trafficking

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Washington, January 29, 2020 | Anna R. McCormack ((202) 570-0927) | comments
Congressman Van Taylor recognized National Human Trafficking Awareness Month and the dedicated Collin County organizations who are leading the fight against this crisis on the House Floor.
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WASHINGTON - As January draws to a close, Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) recognized National Human Trafficking Awareness Month and the dedicated Collin County organizations who are leading the fight against this crisis on the House Floor.

While speaking in the House Chamber, Congressman Van Taylor stated, "As a parent, there is nothing scarier than the thought of children being removed from their families and trafficked. As we bring attention to this far too common tragedy, I would like to thank some of the incredible organizations in Collin County who work tirelessly to help survivors. Traffick911, CASA of Collin County, Rescue Her, Treasured Vessels, New Friends New Life, and the Collin County Sheriff's office are all helping lead the fight against human trafficking."

Watch Congressman Taylor's full remarks here and read his full statement below.

Transcript of Congressional Record:

Mr. Speaker,

Today, I rise in recognition of National Human Trafficking Awareness Month and the dedicated volunteers who work to end modern-day slavery.

As a parent, there is nothing scarier than the thought of children being removed from their families and trafficked. Oftentimes, when we think about human trafficking, we envision terrible situations across the globe. According to the Texas Attorney General, there are currently more than 300,000 victims of human trafficking just in Texas.

As we bring attention to this far too common tragedy, I would like to thank some of the incredible organizations in Collin County who work tirelessly to help survivors.

Traffick911, CASA of Collin County, Rescue Her, Treasured Vessels, New Friends New Life, and the Collin County Sheriff’s office are all helping lead the fight against human trafficking.

I ask my colleagues in the House of Representatives to join me in thanking these organizations and recognizing the importance of spreading awareness about Human Trafficking today and every day.

We must continue the battle to keep all children safe.


I yield back.

A 7th generation Texan, Congressman Van Taylor is a dedicated family man, successful businessman, and decorated Marine Officer. Taylor served Collin County both in the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate. Today, Congressman Van Taylor is proud to serve on the House Committee on Financial Services.

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