Today, Speaker Ryan and several members of Congress held an event to discuss bipartisan legislation passed by the House to end human trafficking. Below are Speaker Ryan’s opening remarks:
“Human trafficking is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the world. It’s a sinister enterprise that strikes at the very heart of our communities.
“Here with me today are Republicans and Democrats from all walks of life in our country. This is truly a national problem, and that means it’s going to take a national effort to solve it.
“We want law enforcement to have every possible resource to protect our citizens. And we want to give real support—and a voice—to the victims of these awful crimes.
“So today the House is taking more action to end human trafficking. And we are going to keep at this, because it is about the safety and security of our children and our country.”