110-H.RES.55

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding modern-day slavery.

1/11/2007--Introduced.

Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: (1) the abolition of modern-day slavery should be a high priority of U.S. foreign and domestic policy and the United States should assume a leadership role in a global campaign to eliminate all forms of modern-day slavery by 2017; (2) U.S. trade, aid, and investment policies of should reflect and advance the U.S. commitment to freedom for all people; (3) the United States should expand protection and legal options for victims of modern-day slavery; (4) the United States should bring together governments, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and individuals to form a comprehensive coalition and forge a sustained global action plan to fight modern-day slavery; and (5) the abolition of modern-day slavery should be prioritized at the 2007 Group of 8 (G-8) Summit in Germany.

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