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Senate Committee Reviews 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report

On June 13, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing, “Review of the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report.” The hearing focused on reviewing the State Department’s annual human trafficking report and addressing the report’s tier rankings.

The Honorable John J. Sullivan, deputy secretary of State, testified that the report is an important tool in assessing government efforts in “prosecuting traffickers, protecting and empowering victims, and preventing future trafficking crimes.”

The Honorable Susan Coppedge, ambassador-at-large, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, also testified on behalf of the State Department.

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