Legislative Scorecard

Keeping Our Officials accountable in the fight to end human trafficking

The U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking actively engages federal, state, and local government officials who sit in a position to enact public policies to assist us in our fight to eradicate sex trafficking in the United States. USIAHT understands that the federal government plays a crucial role in combatting sex trafficking. A part of our mission is to educate and enlist Congress members in the fight.

The Bible says, “My people perish from lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6) Without knowledge, we are powerless; but how can we obtain this knowledge?

This knowledge must be paired with action. All of us working toward eradicating sex trafficking demand more than rhetoric; we demand solutions. This standard inspired USIAHT to develop this inaugural Congressional Scorecard. The first system that rates members of the U.S. Congress on their commitment to enacting legislation to hold traffickers and sex buyers accountable, protect vulnerable populations, and meet survivors’ complex needs.

This grading system is designed to hold federal officeholders accountable for their attempts to improve or impede the federal response to combatting domestic human trafficking and educate the public on how federal elected officials perform in this fight.

We ask that you join us in this effort to hold elected officials accountable for their actions and share this Congressional Scorecard with coworkers, friends, and family.

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U.S. Senators

Senator

Grade

Alexander, Lamar (R-TN) C
Baldwin, Tammy (D-WI) C
Barrasso, John (R-WY) C
Bennet, Michael (D-CO) C
Blackburn, Marsha (R-TN) FIRST TERM
Blumenthal, Richard (D-CT) A
Blunt, Roy (R-MO) B
Booker, Cory (D-NJ) C
Boozman, John (R-AR) C
Braun, Mike (R-IN) FIRST TERM
Brown, Sherrod (D-OH) A
Burr, Richard (R-NC) B
Cantwell, Maria (D-WA) C
Capito, Shelley (R-WV) B
Cardin, Ben (D-MD) A
Carper, Tom (D-DE) C
Casey Jr., Bob (D-PA) B
Cassidy, Bill (R-LA) B
Collins, Susan (R-ME) A
Coons, Chris (D-DE) A
Cornyn, John (R-TX) A
Cortez-Masto, Catherine (D-NV) A
Cotton, Tom (R-AR) C
Cramer, Kevin (R-ND) FIRST TERM
Crapo, Mike (R-ID) B
Cruz, Ted (R-TX) A
Daines, Steve (R-MT) C
Duckworth, Tammy D-(IL) C
Durbin, Dick (D-IL) B
Enzi, Mike (R-WY) C
Ernst, Joni (R-IA) B
Feinstein, Dianne (D-CA) A
Fischer, Deb (R-NE) C
Gardner, Cory (R-CO) C
Gillibran, Kirsten (D-NY) C
Graham, Lindsey (R-SC) B
Grassley, Chuck (R-IA) A
Harris, Kamala (D-CA) B
Hassan, Maggie (D-NH) C
Hawley, Josh (R-MO) FIRST TERM
Heinrich, Martin (D-NM) C
Hirono Mazie (D-HI) C
Hoeven, John (R-ND) B
Hyde-Smith, Cindy (R-MS) C
Inhofe, Jim (R-OK) C
Johnson, Ron (R-WI) A
Jones, Doug (D-AL) C
Kaine, Tim (D-VA) C
Kennedy, John (R-LA) B
King, Angus (I-ME) C
Klobuchar, Amy (D-MN) A
Lankford, James (R-OK) B
Leahy, Patrick (D-VT) B
Lee, Mike (R-UT) B
Loeffler, Kelly (R-GA) FIRST TERM
Manchin, Joe (D-WV) C
Markey, Ed (D-MA) C
McConnell, Mitch (R-KY) B
McSally, Martha (R-AZ) FIRST TERM
Menendez, Bob (D-NJ) B
Merkley, Jeff (D-OR) C
Moran, Jerry (R-KS) C
Murkowski, Lisa (R-AK) B
Murphy, Chris (D-CT) C
Murray, Patty (D-WA) C
Paul, Rand (R-KY) F
Perdue, David (R-GA) C
Peters, Gary (D-MI) B
Portman, Rob (R-OH) A
Reed, Jack (D-RI) C
Risch, Jim (R-ID) C
Roberts, Pat (R-KS) C
Romney, Mitt (R-UT) FIRST TERM
Rosen, Jackey (D-NV) FIRST TERM
Rounds, Mike (R-SD) C
Rubio, Marco (R-FL) A
Sanders, Bernie (I-VT) C
Sasse, Ben (R-NE) C
Schatz, Brian (D-HI) C
Schumer, Chuck (D-NY) C
Scott, Rick (R-FL) FIRST TERM
Scott, Tim (R-SC) C
Shaheen, Jeanne (D-NH) A
Shelby, Richard (R-AL) C
Sinema, Kirsten (D-AZ) FIRST TERM
Smith, Tina (D-MN) C
Stabenow, Debbie (D-MI) C
Sullivan, Dan (R-AK) C
Tester, Jon (D-MT) C
Thune, John (R-SD) A
Tillis, Thom (R-NC) B
Toomey, Pat (R-PA) C
Udall, Tom (D-NM) C
Van Hollen, Chris (D-MD) B
Warner, Mark (D-VA) C
Warren, Elizbeth (D-MA) A
Whitehouse, Sheldon (D-RI) C
Wicker, Roger (R-MS) B
Wyden, Ron (D-OR) D
Young, Todd (R-IN) A
U.S. House

Member

Grade

Abraham, Ralph (R-LA5) B
Adams, Alma (D-NC12) C
Aderholt, Robert (R-AL4) C
Aguilar, Pete (D-CA31) B
Allen, Rick (R-GA12) B
Allred, Colin (D-TX32) FIRST TERM
Amash, Justin (R-MI3) F
Amodei, Mark (R-NV2) B
Armstrong, Kelly (R-ND) FIRST TERM
Arrington, Jodey (R-TX19) C
Axne, Cynthia (D-IA3) FIRST TERM
Babin, Brian (R-TX36) B
Bacon, Don (R-NE2) B
Baird, James (R-IN4) FIRST TERM
Balderson, Troy (R-OH12) B
Banks, Jim (R-IN3) B
Barr, Andy (R-KY6) B
Barragan, Nanette (D-CA44) C
Bass, Karen (D-CA37) A
Bera, Ami (D-CA7) B
Bergman, Jack (R-MI1) B
Beyer, Don (D-VA8) D
Biggs, Andy (R-AZ5) F
Bilirakis, Gus (R-FL12) B
Bishop, Dan (R-NC9) FIRST TERM
Bishop, Rod (R-UT1) B
Bishop Jr., Sanford (D-GA2) C
Blumenauer, Earl (D-OR3) C
Blunt Rochester, Lisa (D-DE) A
Bonamici, Suzanne (D-OR1) C
Bost, Mike (R-IL12) B
Boyle, Brendan (D-PA2) B
Brady, Kevin (R-TX8) B
Brindisi, Anthony (D-NY22) FIRST TERM
Brooks, Mo (R-AL5) D
Brooks, Susan (R-IN5) A
Brown, Anthony (D-MD4) C
Brownley, Julia (D-CA26) B
Buchanan, Vern (R-FL16) B
Buck, Ken (R-CO4) C
Bucshon, Larry (R-IN8) B
Budd, Ted (R-NC13) B
Burchett, Tim (R-TN2) FIRST TERM
Burgess, Michael (R-TX26) C
Bustos, Cheri (D-IL17) B
Butterfield, GK (D-NC1) C
Byrne, Bradley (R-AL1) B
Calvert, Ken (R-CA42) B
Carbajal, Salud (D-CA42) B
Cárdenas, Tony (D-CA29) A
Carson, André (D-IN7) B
Carter, Buddy (R-GA1) B
Carter, John (R-TX31) C
Cartwright, Matt (D-PA8) B
Case, Ed (D-HI1) FIRST TERM
Casten, Sean (D-IL6) FIRST TERM
Castor, Kathy (D-FL14) B
Castro, Joaquin (D-TX20) B
Chabot, Steve (R-OH1) B
Cheney, Liz (R-WY) C
Chu, Judy (D-CA27) C
Cicilline, David (D-RI1) C
Ciscernos, Gilbert Ray Jr. (D-CA39) FIRST TERM
Clark, Katherine (D-MA5) C
Clarke, Yvette (D-NY6) B
Clay Jr, William “Lacy” (D-MO1) C
Cleaver, Emanuel (D-MO5) D
Cline, Ben (R-VA6) FIRST TERM
Cloud, Michael (R-TX27) FIRST TERM
Clyburn, James (D-SC6) C
Cohen, Steve (D-TN9) C
Cole, Tom (R-OK4) B
Collins, Chris (R-NY27) B
Collins, Doug (R-GA9) B
Comer, James (KY-1) B
Conaway, Michael (R-TX11) B
Connolly, Gerald (D-VA11) B
Cook, Paul (R-CA8) B
Cooper, Jim (D-TN5) B
Correa, J. Luis (D-CA46) B
Costa, Jim (D-CA16) B
Coutrney, Joe (D-CT2) A
Cox, TJ (D-CA21) FIRST TERM
Craig, Angie (D-MN2) FIRST TERM
Crawford, Rick (R-AR1) B
Crenshaw, Dan (R-TX2) FIRST TERM
Crist, Charlie (D-FL13) B
Crow, Jason (D-CO6) FIRST TERM
Cuellar, Henry (D-TX28) B
Cunningham, Joe (R-SC1) FIRST TERM
Curtis, John (R-UT3) B
Davids, Sharice (D-KS3) FIRST TERM
Davidson, Warren (R-OH8) D
Davis, Danny (D-IL7) D
Davis, Rodney (R-IL13) B
Davis, Susan (R-CA53) C
Dean, Madeleine (D-PA4) FIRST TERM
DeFazio, Peter (D-OR4) B
DeGette, Diana (D-CO1) C
DeLauro, Rosa (D-CT3) B
DelBene, Suzan (D-WA1) B
Delgado, Antonio (D-NY19) FIRST TERM
Demings, Val (D-FL10) B
DeSaulnier, Mark (D-CA11) D
DesJarlais, Scott (R-TN4) B
Deutch, Ted (D-FL22) C
Diaz-Balart, Mario (R-FL25) B
Dingell, Debbie (D-MI12) C
Doggett, Lloyd (D-TX35) C
Doyle, Michael (D-PA18) B
Duncan, Jeff (R-SC3) D
Dunn, Neal (R-FL2) B
Emmer, Tom (R-MN6) B
Engel, Eliot (D-NY16) D
Escobar, Veronica (D-TX16) FIRST TERM
Eshoo, Anna (D-CA18) D
Espaillat, Adriano (D-NY13) C
Estes, Ron (R-KS4) B
Evans, Dwight (D-PA3) C
Ferguson, Drew (R-GA3) A
Finkenauer, Abby (D-IA1) FIRST TERM
Fitzpatrick, Brian (R-PA1) A
Fleischmann, Chuck (R-TN3) B
Fletcher, Lizzie (D-TX7) FIRST TERM
Flores, Bill (R-TX17) B
Fortenberry, Jeff (R-NE1) B
Foster, Bill (D-IL11) B
Foxx, Virginia (R-NC5) A
Frankel, Lois (D-FL21) C
Fudge, Marcia (D-OH11) D
Fulcher, Russ (R-ID1) FIRST TERM
Gabbard, Tulsi (D-HI2) C
Gaetz, Matt (R-FL1) C
Gallagher, Mike (R-WI8) B
Gallego, Ruben (D-AZ7) B
Garamendi, John (D-CA3) C
García, Jesús “Chuy” (D-IL4) FIRST TERM
Garcia, Mike (R-CA25) FIRST TERM
Garcia, Sylvia (D-TX29) FIRST TERM
Gianforte, Greg (R-MT) B
Gibbs, Bob (R-OH7) B
Gohmert, Louie (R-TX1) C
Golden, Jared (D-ME2) FIRST TERM
Gomez, Jimmy (D-CA34) C
Gonzalez, Anthony (R-OH16) FIRST TERM
Gonzalez, Vicente (D-TX15) C
González- Colón, Jenniffer (I-PR) FIRST TERM
Gooden, Lance (R-TX5) FIRST TERM
Gosar, Paul (R-AZ4) F
Gottheimer, Josh (D-NJ5) B
Granger, Kay (R-TX12) B
Graves, Garret (R-LA6) B
Graves, Sam (R-MO6) B
Graves, Tom (R-GA14) B
Green, Al (D-TX9) C
Green, Mark (R-TN7) FIRST TERM
Griffith, Morgan (R-VA9) D
Grijalva, Raul (D-AZ3) A
Grothman, Glenn (R-WI6) B
Guest, Michael (R-MS3) FIRST TERM
Guthrie, S. Brett (R-KY2) A
Haaland, Debra (D-NM1) FIRST TERM
Hagedorn, Jim (R-MN1) FIRST TERM
Harder, Josh (D-CA10) FIRST TERM
Harris, Andy (R-MD1) C
Hartzler, Vicky (R-MO4) A
Hastings, Alcee (D-FL20) B
Hayes, Jahana (D-CT5) FIRST TERM
Heck, Denny (D-WA10) B
Hern, Kevin (R-OK1) FIRST TERM
Herrera Beutler, Jaime (R-WA3) C
Hice, Jody (R-GA10) B
Higgins, Brian (D-NY26) B
Higgins, Clay (R-LA3) B
Hill, French (R-AR2) B
Himes, Jim (D-CT4) B
Holding, George (R-NC2) B
Hollingsworth, Trey (R-IN9) B
Horn, Kendra (D-OK5) FIRST TERM
Horsford, Steven (D-NV4) FIRST TERM
Houlahan, Chrissy (D-PA6) FIRST TERM
Hoyer, Steny (D-MD5) C
Hudson, Richard (R-NC8) B
Huffman, Jared (D-CA2) D
Huizenga, Bill (R-MI2) C
Hunter, Duncan (R-CA50) B
Hurd, Will (R-TX23) B
Jackson Lee, Sheila (DTX18) C
Jayapal, Pramila (D-WA7) F
Jeffries, Hakeem (D-NY8) C
Johnson, Bill (R-OH6) B
Johnson, Dusty (R-SD) FIRST TERM
Johnson, Eddie Bernice “EB” (D-TX30) D
Johnson, Henry “Hank” (D-GA4) C
Johnson, Mike (R-LA4) C
Jordan, Jim (R-OH4) C
Joyce, David (R-OH14) B
Joyce, John (R-PA13) FIRST TERM
Kaptur, Marcy (D-OH9) B
Katko, John (R-NY24) B
Keating, William (D-MA9) B
Keller, Fred (R-PA12) FIRST TERM
Kelly, Mike (R-PA16) B
Kelly, Robin (D-IL2) C
Kelly, Trent (R-MS1) B
Kennedy III, Jospeh (D-MA4) C
Khanna, Ro (D-CA17) D
Kildee, Daniel (D-MI5) B
Kilmer, Derek (D-WA6) B
Kim, Andy (D-NJ3) FIRST TERM
Kind, Ron (D-WI3) C
King, Pete (R-NY2) B
King, Steve (R-IA4) B
Kinzinger, Adam (R-IL16) B
Kirkpatrick, Ann (D-AZ2) FIRST TERM
Krishnamoorthi, Raja (D-IL8) B
Kuster, Ann (D-NH2) B
Kustoff, David (R-TN8) B
LaHood, Darin R-(IL8) B
LaMalfa, Doug (R-CA1) C
Lamb, Conor (D-PA17) FIRST TERM
Lamborn, Doug (R-CO5) B
Langevin, Jim (D-RI2) B
Larsen, Rick (D-WA2) B
Larson, John (D-CT1) B
Latta, Robert (R-OH5) B
Lawrence, Brenda (D-MI14) C
Lawson, Al (D-FL5) B
Lee, Barbara (D-CA13) D
Lee, Susie (D-NV3) FIRST TERM
Lesko, Debbie (R-AZ8) B
Levin, Andy (D-MI9) FIRST TERM
Levin, Mike (D-CA49) FIRST TERM
Lewis, John (D-GA5) C
Lieu, Ted (D-CA33) C
Lipinski, Daniel (D-IL3) B
Loebsack, Dave (D-IA2) B
Lofgren, Zoe (D-CA19) D
Long, Billy (R-MO7) C
Loudermilk, Barry (R-GA11) B
Lowenthal, Alan (D-CA47) D
Lowey, Nita (D-NY17) D
Lucas, Frank (R-OK3) B
Luetkemeyer, Blaine (R-MO3) B
Luján, Ben (D-NM3) B
Luria, Elaine (D-VA2) FIRST TERM
Lynch, Stephen (D-MA8) B
Malinowski, Tom (D-NJ7) FIRST TERM
Maloney, Carolyn (D-NY12) A
Maloney, Sean Patrick (D-NY18) B
Marchant, Kenny (R-TX24) C
Marshall, Roger (R-KS1) B
Massie, Thomas (R-KY4) F
Mast, Brian (R-FL18) B
Matsui, Doris (D-CA6) C
McAdams, Ben (D-UT4) FIRST TERM
McBath, Lucy (D-GA6) FIRST TERM
McCarthy, Kevin (R-CA23) B
McCaul, Michael (R-TX10) B
McClintock, Tom (R-CA4) C
McCollum, Betty (D-MN4) C
McEachin, Donald (D-VA4) C
McGovern, James (D-MA2) C
McHenry, Patrick (R-NC10) B
McKinley, David (R-WV1) B
McNerney, Jerry (D-CA9) C
Meadows, Mark (R-NC11) D
Meeks, Gregory (D-NY5) C
Meng, Grace (D-NY6) C
Meuser, Daniel (R-PA9) FIRST TERM
Mfume, Kweisi (D-MD7) FIRST TERM
Miller, Carol (R-WV3) FIRST TERM
Mitchell, Paul (R-MI10) A
Moolenaar, John (R-MI4) B
Mooney, Alex (R-WV2) B
Moore, Gwen (D-WI4) B
Morelle, Joseph (D-NY25) FIRST TERM
Moulton, Seth (D-MA6) B
Mucarsel-Powell, Debbie (D-FL26) FIRST TERM
Mullin, Markwayne (R-OK2) B
Murphy, Gregory Francis (R-NC3) FIRST TERM
Murphy, Stephanie (D-FL7) B
Nadler, Jerrold (D-NY10) D
Napolitano, Grace (D-CA32) C
Neal, Richard (D-MA1) C
Neguse, Joe (D-CO2) FIRST TERM
Newhouse, Dan (R-WA4) B
Norcross, Donald (D-NJ1) C
Norman, Ralph (R-SC5) C
Norton, Eleanor Holmes (D-DC) C
Nunes, Devin (R-CA22) B
Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria (D-NY14) FIRST TERM
O’Halleran, Tom (D-AZ1) B
Olson, Pete (R-TX22) B
Omar, Ilhan (D-MN5) FIRST TERM
Palazzo, Steven (R-MS4) B
Pallone, Frank (D-NJ6) C
Palmer, Gary (R-AL6) B
Panetta, Jimmy (D-CA20) B
Pappas, Chris (D-NH1) FIRST TERM
Pascrell, Bill (D-NJ9) B
Payne, Donald (D-NJ10) D
Pelosi, Nancy (D-CA12) C
Pence, Greg (R-IN6) FIRST TERM
Perlmutter, Earl (D-CO7) B
Perry, Scott (R-PA10) B
Peters, Scott (D-CA52) B
Peterson, Collin (D-MN7) B
Phillips, Dean (D-MN3) FIRST TERM
Pingree, Chellie (D-ME1) C
Plaskett, Stacey (I-Virgin Islands) FIRST TERM
Pocan, Mark (D-WI2) C
Porter, Katie (D-CA45) FIRST TERM
Posey, Bill (R-FL8) B
Pressley, Ayanna (D-MA7) FIRST TERM
Price, David (D-NC4) C
Quigley, Mike (D-IL5) C
Radewagen, Amata (I-Samoa) FIRST TERM
Raskin, Jamie (D-MD8) C
Ratcliffe, John (R-TX4) B
Reed, Tom (R-NY23) B
Reschenthaler, Guy (R-PA14) FIRST TERM
Rice, Kathleen (D-NY4) B
Rice, Tom (R-SC7) B
Richmond, Cedric (D-LA2) C
Riggleman, Denver (R-VA5) FIRST TERM
Roby, Martha (R-AL2) A
Rodgers, Cathy McMorris (R-WA5) B
Roe, Phil (R-TN1) A
Rogers, Harold (R-KY5) B
Rogers, Mike (R-AL3) B
Rooney, Francis (R-FL19) C
Rose, John (R-TN6) FIRST TERM
Rose, Max (D-NY11) FIRST TERM
Rouda, Harley (D-CA48) FIRST TERM
Rouzer, David (R-NC7) B
Roy, Chip (R-TX21) FIRST TERM
Roybal-Allard, Lucille (D-CA40) C
Ruiz, Raul (D-CA36) B
Ruppersberger, C.A. Dutch (D-MD2) B
Rush, Bobby (D-IL1) C
Rutherford, John (R-FL4) B
Ryan, Tim (D-OH13) B
Sablan, Gregorio (I-Mariana Islands) FIRST TERM
Sánchez, Linda (D-CA38) C
San Nicolas, Michael (I-Guam) FIRST TERM
Sarbanes, John (D-MD3) B
Scalise, Steve (R-LA1) B
Scanlon, Mary (D-PA5) FIRST TERM
Schakowsky, Jan (D-IL9) C
Schiff, Adam (D-CA28) C
Schneider, Bradley (D-IL10) B
Schrader, Kurt (D-OR5) B
Schrier, Kim (D-WA8) First Term
Schweikert, David (R-AZ6) B
Scott, Austin (R-GA8) B
Scott, David (D-GA13) B
Scott, Robert (D-VA3) D
Sensenbrenner, James (R-WI5) C
Serrano, José (D-NY15) C
Sewell, Terri (D-AL7) B
Shalala, Donna (D-FL27) FIRST TERM
Sherman, Brad (D-CA30) B
Sherrill, Mikie (D-NJ11) FIRST TERM
Shimkus, John (R-IL15) B
Simpson, Mike (R-ID2) C
Sires, Albio (D-NJ8) C
Slotkin, Elissa (D-MI8) FIRST TERM
Smith, Adam (D-WA9) D
Smith, Adrian (R-NE3) C
Smith, Chris (R-NJ4) A
Smith, Jason (R-MO8) B
Smucker, Lloyd (R-PA11) B
Soto, Darren (D-FL9) B
Spanberger, Abigail (D-VA7) FIRST TERM
Spano, Ross (R-FL15) FIRST TERM
Speier, Jackie (D-CA14) C
Stanton, Greg (D-AZ9) FIRST TERM
Stauber, Pete (R-MN8) FIRST TERM
Stefanik, Elise (R-NY21) B
Steil, Bryan (R-WI1) FIRST TERM
Steube, Greg (R-FL17) FIRST TERM
Stevens, Haley (D-MI11) FIRST TERM
Stewart, Chris (R-UT2) B
Stivers, Steve (R-OH15) B
Suozzi, Thomas (D-NY3) B
Swalwell, Eric (D-CA15) B
Takano, Mark (R-CA41) D
Taylor, Van (R-TX3) FIRST TERM
Thompson, Bennie (D-MS2) C
Thompson, Glenn (R-PA15) A
Thompson, Mike (D-CA5) B
Thornberry, Mac (R-TX13) B
Tiffany, Thomas (R-WI7) FIRST TERM
Timmons, William (R-SC4) FIRST TERM
Tipton, Scott (R-CO3) B
Titus, Dina (D-NV1) C
Tlaid, Rashida (D-MI13) FIRST TERM
Tonko, Paul (D-NY20) C
Torres, Norma (D-CA35) C
Torres Small, Xochitl (D-NM2) FIRST TERM
Trahan, Lori (D-MA3) FIRST TERM
Trone, David (D-MD6) FIRST TERM
Turner, Michael (R-OH10) B
Underwood, Lauren (D-IL14) FIRST TERM
Upton, Fred (R-MI6) C
Van Drew, Jefferson (R-NJ2) FIRST TERM
Vargas, Juan (D-CA51) B
Veasey, Marc (R-TX33) C
Vela, Filemon (D-TX34) C
Velázquez, Nydia (D-NY7) C
Viscolsky, Peter (D-IN1) B
Wagner, Ann (R-MO2) A
Walberg, Tim (R-MI7) A
Walden, Greg (R-OR2) B
Walker, Mark (R-NC6) B
Walorski, Jackie (R-IN2) A
Waltz, Michael (R-FL6) FIRST TERM
Wasserman Schultz, Debbie (D-FL23) C
Waters, Maxine (D-CA43) C
Watkins, Steve (R-KA2) FIRST TERM
Watson Coleman, Bonnie (D-NJ12) D
Weber, Randy (R-TX14) B
Webster, Daniel (R-FL11) C
Welch, Peter (D-VT) C
Wenstrup, Brad (R-OH2) C
Westerman, Bruce (R-AR4) B
Wexton, Jennifer (D-VA10) FIRST TERM
Wild, Susan (D-PA7) FIRST TERM
Williams, Roger (R-TX25) B
Wilson, Frederica (D-FL24) D
Wilson, Joe (R-SC2) A
Wittman, Robert (R-VA1) C
Womack, Steve (R-AR3) B
Woodall, Robert (R-GA7) B
Wright, Ron (R-TX6) FIRST TERM
Yarmuth, John (D-KY3) C
Yoho, Ted (R-FL3) C
Young, Don (R-AK) B
Zeldin, Lee (R-NY1) C

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Grading Methodology

The inaugural USIAHT Congressional Scorecard includes final votes, committee votes, sponsorship, and co-sponsorship of legislation in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives that USIAHT deems critical in federal government efforts to combat sex trafficking.

The scorecard covers USIAHT legislative priorities during the 115th and 116th (current) sessions of Congress. Summaries of all legislation are included in the scorecard.

Points were awarded for: final votes in favor of legislation endorsed by USIAHT, committee votes in favor of legislation endorsed by USIAHT, sponsorship of legislation in support of USIAHT priorities, and co-sponsorship of legislation in support of USIAHT priorities. Points were deducted for votes against legislation endorsed by USIAHT.

SCORING DESIGNATION:

A = 140+

B = 100-140

C = 80-100

D = 60-80

F = 60 or less

Bill Summaries

U.S. Senate Bill Summaries

S.1103 Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act of 2017— 115th Congress (2017-2018)
This law amended the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue Department-wide guidance and to develop training programs as part of the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign to combat domestic human trafficking.

S.1312 Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2017— 115th Congress (2017-2018)
This law specifies that Community Oriented Policing Services program grants to hire school resource officers may also be used to train such officers to recognize and respond to signs of human trafficking; amends the federal criminal code to authorize the Department of Justice (DOJ) to bring a civil action to stop or prevent criminal offenses related to: (1) peonage, slavery, involuntary servitude, forced labor, and trafficking; (2) sexual exploitation and other abuse of children; or (3) sexual abuse; provide grants for trafficking victims inside the United States; reinstates and reauthorizes through FY2021 grants to state and local law enforcement agencies to combat sex trafficking of minors; and establishes the Public-Private Partnership Advisory Council to End Human Trafficking to provide advice and recommendations to the Senior Policy Operating Group and the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking.

S.1862 – Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
This bill modifies the criteria for evaluating whether foreign countries are meeting the minimum standards as set forth by the U.S. Department of State for combatting human trafficking.

S.1311 – Abolish Human Trafficking Act of 2017 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
The Abolish Human Trafficking Act provides greater resources to law enforcement officials fighting human trafficking in the United States and to support survivors of the heinous crime through the reauthorization and strengthening of key grant programs.

S.1536 – Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
This bill directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to designate an official to: (1) coordinate human trafficking prevention efforts across DOT modal administrations and with other federal agencies, and (2) take into account the unique challenges of combating human trafficking within different transportation modes; expands the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s outreach and education program and DOT’s commercial driver’s license financial assistance program to include activities for the recognition, prevention, and reporting of human trafficking; and established a DOT advisory committee on human trafficking.

S.1532 – No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act  — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
Public Law No: 115-106 (01/08/2018) authorized the Department of Transportation to disqualify from operating a commercial motor vehicle for life an individual who uses such a vehicle in committing a felony involving a severe form of human trafficking.

S.534 – Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
This law amended the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 to extend the duty to report suspected child abuse, including sexual abuse, to adults who are authorized to interact with minor or amateur athletes at an amateur sports organization facility or at an event sanctioned by a national governing body, and holds accountable any authorized adult who fails to report suspected child abuse within a 24-hour period is subject to criminal penalties.

S.Res.68 – A resolution raising awareness of modern slavery — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
U.S. Senate resolution to: (1) commend each individual who supported the END IT movement on February 23, 2017; (2) notes the dedication of individuals, organizations, and governments to end modern slavery; and (3) calls for concerted, international action to bring an end to modern slavery around the world.

H.R.1865 – Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
Commonly known as FOSTA/SESTA, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act amended the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify that section 230 of such Act does not prohibit the enforcement against providers and users of interactive computer services of Federal and State criminal and civil law relating to sexual exploitation of children or sex trafficking.

U.S. House Bill Summaries

H.R.6069 FIND Trafficking Act — 115th Congress (2017-2018) 
This bill directs the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to report on the use of virtual currencies and online marketplace in sex trafficking, including: how illicit proceeds are transferred into the U.S. banking system,state and non-state actors that benefit from or participate in such activity, preventative efforts from federal and state agencies, and how to use the unique characteristics of virtual currencies to track illicit activity.

H.R.507 Put Trafficking Victims First Act of 2019 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
The Department of Justice (DOJ) must establish a working group to improve the collection and analysis of data on the incidence of trafficking, report on efforts to develop methodologies to determine the prevalence of human trafficking, and survey survivors to estimate the prevalence of human trafficking and improve services for victims. DOJ must also report on efforts to increase restitution to victims of trafficking.

H.R.1808 Improving Support for Missing and Exploited Children Act of 2017 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
This bill amends the Missing Children’s Assistance Act to revise existing functions and duties of the National Center on Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and adds new requirements for the NCMEC, including to: provide training and technical assistance to help families, law enforcement agencies, and other entities respond to missing foster children and identify, locate, and recover child sex trafficking victims.

H.R.2473 Put Trafficking Victims First Act of 2017 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
This bill directs the Office for Victims of Crime within the Department of Justice (DOJ) to publish a report on state safe harbor laws, including: (1) the impact of state safe harbor laws on victims of trafficking, and (2) best practices and recommendations on the development and implementation of effective state safe harbor laws.The bill also amends the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 to modify requirements with respect to the allocation of trafficking victim services grant funds for training and technical assistance. Specifically, it requires training and technical assistance to be provided in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services. Additionally, it broadens the areas of training and technical assistance to include, among others, investigating, prosecuting, and preventing human trafficking through a trauma-informed and victim-centered approach.

H.R.2200 Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2018 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
This law signed in 2018 authorizes local educational agencies to establish programs to educate children on the dangers of severe forms of trafficking in persons, reauthorized Department of Justice (DOJ) victim services grants for programs that provide trauma-informed care or long-term housing, requires airlines that contract with the federal government to provide personnel with training in recognizing human trafficking incidents, and allows DOJ to make grants for programs to designate a prosecutor for cases involving severe human trafficking.

H.R.1110 Empowering Law Enforcement to Fight Sex Trafficking Demand Act of 2019 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to include an additional permissible use of rograms to combat human trafficking (including programs to reduce the demand for trafficked persons) under the Byrne JAG grant program.

H.R.6729 Empowering Financial Institutions to Fight Human Trafficking Act of 2018 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
This bill allows a qualified nonprofit organization to share information with financial institutions and other authorities regarding possible human trafficking or related money laundering activities.

H.R.2219 End Banking for Human Traffickers Act of 2018 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
This bill amends the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 to add the Secretary of the Treasury as a member of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking. The task force must submit to Congress recommendations for the revision of anti-money laundering programs specifically targeting severe forms of human trafficking.

H.R.1865 – Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
Commonly known as FOSTA/SESTA, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act amended the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify that section 230 of such Act does not prohibit the enforcement against providers and users of interactive computer services of Federal and State criminal and civil law relating to sexual exploitation of children or sex trafficking.

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