Mississippi Senator Praises Creation of Mississippi Human Trafficking Council

From:  News Release   9/11/19   GCN

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today issued the following statement supporting the Mississippi Human Trafficking Council, a new statewide initiative announced Tuesday by federal, state, and other authorities:

“The formation of this statewide council represents a heightened effort to stop pervasive and sinister acts of human trafficking in Mississippi. The coordination and support provided by the council will strengthen ongoing work in our communities to stop traffickers and help victims.

“I commend our U.S. Attorneys Mike Hurst and Chad Lamar and our state leadership for undertaking this important challenge. I’ll do my part to support these efforts as a U.S. Senator, particularly in terms of federal programs that fight human trafficking.”

Hyde-Smith serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee and subcommittees with oversight over programs to prevent trafficking and protect victims.

More information on the council is available here:

More information on human trafficking and Mississippi is available here: