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Nevada Congressional Leaders Agree To Fight Human trafficking

Southern Nevada's congressional representatives all voted in favor of new laws that attack the problem of sex trafficking. Republican Joe Heck, Democrat Dina Titus and Democrat Steven Horsford signed a series of bills in the House Tuesday that tackling the growing problem.

One of the bills makes it a crime to advertise for sex trafficking online. Another creates a $25 million grant for the Justice Department to help in prosecutions. Other bills focus on better support systems for victims. A similar bill must now make it through the Senate.

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