U.S. senators propose $1.5 billion fund to combat global slavery

February 25, 2015 7:31 AM

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NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. senators have proposed legislation calling for the creation of a $1.5 billion fund to combat modern-day slavery around the world through more aggressive law enforcement and prosecution of human traffickers.

The bipartisan End Modern Slavery Initiative Act of 2015 was introduced on Tuesday by senators Bob Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, and Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee.

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