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Bill to Address Human Trafficking Clears House Committee

On July 27, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved several bills, including H.R. 767, the Stop, Observe, Ask, and Respond (SOAR) to Health and Wellness Act, as amended. The Health Subcommittee approved the bill, sponsored by Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), on June 29.

The bill would establish a pilot program to train health care providers to identify victims of human trafficking, implement procedures to work with law enforcement, and implement procedures to refer such victims to appropriate social or victims’ services agencies.

The committee approved the bill by voice vote.

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