Bill to prevent child exploitation, improve foster care signed into law

President Obama signed bipartisan legislation into law on Tuesday that will take steps to reduce child sex trafficking, increase adoptions and improve child support collections.

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) introduced the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act. The bill is fully funded and is expected to reduce the deficit by $19 million over 10 years.

“It is unacceptable that foster care is leaving youth vulnerable to becoming victims of sex trafficking,” Camp said in May. “We can do better. We must ensure that foster care creates a stable, supportive environment for children so they can have the tools to lead healthy, successful lives.”

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