H.Res. 646 (112th): Expressing the sense of the House that Village Voice Media Holdings, LLC should eliminate the “adult entertainment” section of the classified advertising website Backpage.com.

May 07, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Robert Turner
Representative for New York's 9th congressional district
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Last Updated
May 07, 2012
8 pages
Related Bills
S.Res. 439 (identical)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Dec 20, 2012

H.Res. 649 (Related)
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress should work to eliminate ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 10, 2012


This resolution was introduced on May 7, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 07, 2012
Referred to Committee May 07, 2012

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7 cosponsors (5R, 2D) (show)

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Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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Expresses support for: (1) law enforcement agency efforts to provide training to law enforcement agents on how to investigate and prosecute cases of sex trafficking and how to identify and rescue trafficking victims; and (2) trafficking victim services provided by the federal, state, and local governments and non-profit and faith-based organizations, including medical, legal, mental health, housing, and other social services.
Calls on Village Voice Media Holdings, LLC to act as a responsible global citizen and immediately eliminate the "adult entertainment" section of the classified advertising website Backpage.com to terminate the website's facilitation of online sex trafficking.

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