Roby Bill to Combat Horrific Crimes Against Children Passes House
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today applauded yesterday’s House passage of H.R. 6847, the Preventing Child Exploitation Act of 2018, a bill she introduced to fight the abuse and exploitation of children and strengthen protections for them under the law.
Representative Roby managed debate of the bill on the House floor and released the following statement:
“It is our responsibility here in Congress to provide the strongest, most effective tools available to confront, fight, punish, and ultimately prevent horrific crimes against children. Our children are perhaps the greatest and most precious responsibility given to us. They are vulnerable, innocent, and wholly dependent upon us to protect them. Because of this, both our legal protections for children and the punishments for those who do them harm must be as strong as possible.”
H.R. 6847 combines four bills that were previously passed by the House:
H.R. 1842 – the Strengthening Children’s Safety Act
H.R. 1862 – the Global Child Protection Act
H.R. 1761 – the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act
H.R. 1188 – the Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act
The package passed the House yesterday by voice vote. It now awaits further action by the Senate.