Washington, D.C. – Today, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) announced the following upcoming Committee events:

Tuesday, May 2

Subcommittee Hearing: Winning the Fight Against Human Trafficking: The Frederick Douglass Reauthorization Act

2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations
Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ), Chairman

Invited Witnesses Include:

Ms. Kristin M. Leary
Senior Advisor
Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives

Ms. Jo Becker
Advocacy Director
Children’s Rights Division
Human Rights Watch

Mr. Tim Gehring
Policy and Research Manager
International Justice Mission

Chairman Smith on the hearing: “Born a slave in 1818—we celebrate and look forward to the 200th anniversary of his birth next year—Frederick Douglass escaped slavery when he was 20 and dedicated his entire life to abolishing slavery and, after emancipation, to ending Jim Crow laws and lynching, all while struggling for full equality. A gifted orator, author, editor and statesman, he died in 1895. In the fight to end modern day slavery, the new Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017 honors the extraordinary legacy of one of the greatest Americans who ever lived.”

Wednesday, May 3

Markup: H.R. 1625, H.R. 1677, and H.R. 2200

10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Committee on Foreign Affairs
Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman

Measures to be Marked Up Include:

H.R. 1625, Targeted Rewards for the Global Eradication of Human Trafficking Act;

H.R. 1677, Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2017; and

H.R. 2200, Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017.


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