(Neb)-Sasse Pleased With Anti-Trafficking Hearing
LINCOLN - Nebraska U-S Senator Ben Sasse is pleased with the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing he held Tuesday in LIncoln on human trafficking and its connection with the financial system.
Sasse, chairman of the National Security and International Trade Finance subcommittee, says the hearing helped shed light on the unspeakable evil of human trafficking and sex slavery and the "despicable criminals who target and profit off vulnerable women and young children."
Sasse says it's important to realize human trafficking "isn't some far-away problem - this stuff is happening in our communities, and it's a tragedy we must confront head on."
The senator's also grateful for the work of community partners and leaders like Attorney General Doug Peterson and State Senator Julie Slama, both of whom testified at the hearing.
Sasse says Senate Committee hearings don't happen in Nebraska every day and he's hopeful this one helps make a difference in the fight against human trafficking.
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