Sen. Harris Quiet as Civil Rights Group Throws Support Behind Anti-Sex-Trafficking Bill

The National Urban League has thrown its weight behind a bill aimed at fighting online sex-trafficking, putting more pressure on Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) to take a public stand on the bill.

The NUL, a civil rights group that advocates on behalf of African-Americans, said sex trafficking disproportionately impacts minorities—and African-Americans in particular—and argues the bipartisan measure is long overdue, in a letter addressed to Senate leaders.

Grassley Calls on Sessions to Release FBI Informant in Russia Uranium Deal From Any Obama-Era Gag Order

Sen. Chuck Grassley

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is calling on the Justice Department to lift any gag order on a former FBI agent informant barring him from speaking to Congress about a Russian bribery scheme and its links to an Obama-era decision to approve a Moscow takeover of a U.S. uranium mine.

Reps Push Trump Admin to Bypass U.N. and Help Iraqi Christians, Yazidis Directly

Four House members are pressing the top official of the U.S. Agency for International Development to bypass the United Nations and channel funds intended to help Christians and Yazidis in Iraq directly to Catholic charities and others helping them on the ground.

Activists Question Sen. Kamala Harris’s Silence on Sex-Trafficking Bill, Despite Previous Crusade Against Backpage.com

Despite Sen. Kamala Harris’s (D., Calif.) crusade against outlets that allow advertisements for underage trafficking, the California Democrat has resisted publicly commenting or signing onto bipartisan legislation that would allow families of victims and states to sue Backpage.com and other websites.