Legislation introduced by Congressman Brett Guthrie to protect missing and exploited children was passed today in the House of Representatives.
Congressman Guthrie introduced H.R. 3092, the E. Clay Shaw, Jr. Missing Children's Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2013 on Thursday, September 12. With current law set to expire on September 30, the legislation extends the authorization for the critical programs provided by the Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
"As a father of three children, I can't imagine the horror if one of my children were missing or in harm's way," said Congressman Guthrie on the House floor earlier today. "Just like any other parent, the thought is unthinkable and one that I am thankful to have never experienced."
H.R. 3092 would reauthorize the Missing Children's Assistance Act at current funding levels and ensure that coordination of federal, state and local law enforcement efforts to identify, locate and recover missing, abducted and sexually exploited children continues.
"Since its founding in 1984, the Center has helped recover more than 188,000 missing children across the United States," said Congressman Guthrie during a speech on the House floor.