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Rockford ranks second in Illinois in human trafficking activity and Illinois is fifth in the U.S., said U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, in an interview Tuesday at the Register Star. That’s why Kinzinger and U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-2nd, have introduced a bipartisan bill called “Reducing the Demand for Human Trafficking Act of 2017.” It would cut the demand for “modern day slavery,” as Kinzinger called it, by nabbing customers of the slave dealers. Current federal law focuses on protecting victims. That would continue under the new bill. “A lot of the focus of law enforcement has been on the suppliers because that’s where the money is. We want to give law enforcement the ability to go after the buyers too,” said Kinzinger.
It was also enough to get support from across the aisle. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) co-sponsored a standalone version of the SEAT Act earlier in 2017. “We must ensure standards are in place to provide safe air travel for passengers,” he said in June. “Cutting down legroom to add more seats to the already crowded planes is simply dangerous.”
“Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger shared on Tuesday a few of the ‘hateful, vitriolic’ messages he received following the June 14 congressional baseball practice shooting at a Virginia park, that left his GOP colleague Rep. Steve Scalise in critical condition. … Some messages he shared unabashedly embraced violence, while others were a bit tamer.”
Source: Politico: Illinois Playbook