Improving Communications Between Law Enforcement Agencies & The National Center
For Missing & Exploited Children Supported By Ros-Lehtinen
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) is pleased to have supported H.R. 3081, the Missing Children Reauthorization Act, renamed the E. Clay Shaw Missing Children's Assistance Reauthorization Act. This bill was overwhelmingly approved in the House of Representatives today, Tuesday September 17th.
This legislation will perform a simple yet all important task of providing technical help to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to identify, locate and recover victims of child sex trafficking. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is a critical component in finding missing, abducted and sexually exploited children.
Said Ros-Lehtinen, "I'm pleased that the House approved this important legislation. Its main function is as simple as it is important and that is better coordination between the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and law enforcement. As a grandmother, I was satisfied with its passage and I look forward to working with my colleagues to bring this bill to the President's desk."
This legislation was renamed in honor of recently deceased South Florida Congressman E. Clay Shaw as a show of appreciation for his introducing the Missing Children's Act in 1982 after the tragic abduction and death of 7 year old Adam Walsh. President Reagan signed the legislation on October 12, 1982.