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Release Date: 01.10.2019 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: Georgia House of Representatives

State Rep. Efstration (R-Dacula) Attends White House Bill Signing

State Representative Chuck Efstration (R-Dacula) yesterday attended the White House’s Oval Office signing ceremony of Senate Bill 1862, which enacts the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017. Several administration officials were present during the ceremony including Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielson, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and several members of Congress.

“I want to thank President Donald Trump for his leadership in working to end human trafficking and save victims from this evil criminal enterprise,” said Rep. Efstration. “Enacting this bipartisan legislation is a crucial step in the effort to combat this worldwide epidemic.”

The enactment of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017 revises the criteria for determining whether countries are meeting the minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking and allows for actions to be taken against countries that fail to meet the new standards. The bill also allows for the U.S. Agency for International Development to incorporate child protection and anti-trafficking strategies for countries on a special watch list. Senate Bill 1862 also includes provisions regarding child soldier protection efforts.

For more information about Senate Bill 1862, please click here.

Representative Chuck Efstration represents the citizens of District 104, which includes portions of Gwinnett County. He was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2013 and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and the Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Committee. He also serves on the Defense & Veterans Affairs, Insurance and Juvenile Justice committees.

 

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Contact Info

Contact Name: Betsy Theroux

Company: Georgia House of Representatives

Phone: (404) 656-3996

E-mail: betsy.theroux@house.ga.gov