If signed by the president, the bill would create a domestic fund for victims of child sex trafficking from fines levied against traffickers. Fines collected from traffickers will bolster local law enforcement training and capabilities, among other capacity building measures.
The bill passed 420-3 in the House, and earlier last month passed the Senate 99-0. The bill, however, didn’t always enjoy bipartisan support. In fact, it was held up in the Senate for weeks due to a controversy over abortion funding.