Grassley releases weekly video address

Chuck Grassley Weekly Address 2By The Iowa Statesman


U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has released his weekly video address, in which he discusses passage of the human trafficking bill. The bill had been delayed by Democrats who didn’t like an abortion measure included in the bill. The bill also features two provisions that Grassley added himself.

“My proposal clarifies that federal grant resources can be used to meet the housing needs of trafficking victims and offer training on the effects of sex trafficking to those who serve at-risk youth,” he said. “It also calls for a federal human trafficking task force to identify best practices to prevent human trafficking.”

Grassley called passage of┬áthe Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act “a step forward in helping survivors of trafficking heal and protecting others from becoming victims of such a terrible crime.” Scroll down to see the entire address.