Yoho Votes to Increase Protections for Young Victims of Abuse and Exploitation
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) voted in favor of two bills that will help combat child exploitation and protect young victims of sexual abuse. The Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017 (H.R. 1761) amends federal statues against sexual exploitation of a minor and the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017 (H.R. 1973) extends the mandatory reporting requirements of child abuse to national governing bodies to ensure that reports are immediately made to local or federal law enforcement authorities.
Congressman Yoho released the following statement:
“It is imperative that we do all we can to protect the most vulnerable among us. The abuse and exploitation of any human being, especially innocent young children, is unacceptable. The two bills we passed today will help national efforts in holding individuals accountable for harming kids. Our children are America’s future and they must be nurtured and protected.”