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    This page contains bills sponsored by incumbent Senators who are running for re-election in 2008, plus House incumbents running for Senate in 2008. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on. These bills are selected as the "signature issue" that each legislator focused on.

08-H5652 on Mar 14, 2008

Signature Legislation: increasing penalties for child sexual slavery
Source: Child Sexual Slavery Prevention Act (H.R.5652)
This Act may be cited as the 'Child Sexual Slavery Prevention Act of 2008'. The United States Sentencing Commission shall amend the Federal sentencing guidelines and policy statements so as to achieve the following:
  • increase the base levels [of sentencing for human trafficking]
  • add a special offense characteristic based on the age of the victim if that age is under 18 years, and increase the base levels by 6 for that characteristic; and
  • add a special offense characteristic increasing the penalties by 4 levels if the intent of the defendant was to enslave the victim for the purpose of sexual acts.

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Question 9: Stricter punishment reduces crime Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Families & Children
  • Headline: Increase penalties for child sexual slavery (Score: 2)
  • Headline 2: Increase penalties for child sexual slavery (Score: 2)

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Democrats participating in 08-H5652

Collin Peterson s2oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 

Republicans participating in 08-H5652

Brian Bilbray s2oCalifornia Republican 
John Boozman s2oAR Republican Jr Senator 
Dan Burton s2oIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Ken Calvert s2oCalifornia Republican 
Ander Crenshaw s2oFlorida Republican 
Thelma Drake s2oVirginia Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Randy Forbes s2oVirginia Republican 
Duncan Hunter s2oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Steve King s2oIowa Republican 
Jeff Miller s2oFlorida Republican 
Steve Pearce s1iNew Mexico Republican 
Ted Poe s2oTexas Republican 
Mark Souder s2oIndiana Republican (until 2010) 
Mike Turner s2oOhio Republican 
Jim Walsh s2oNew York Rep./Ind. (Retiring 2008) 

Independents participating in 08-H5652

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 1
Republicans: 15
Independents: 0

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