March 24, 2009
Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) issued the following statement in support of President Obama's nomination of Luis C. de Baca to be United States Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.
I applaud President Obama for nominating Luis C. de Baca to be United States Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. Mr. de Baca is an internationally recognized prosecutor with extensive national security and law enforcement expertise who has devoted himself to fighting the exploitation of women and children. Mr. de Baca's years of experience prosecuting human traffickers clearly demonstrates President Obama's dedication to the global fight against human trafficking and slavery. I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. de Baca during his service with the staff of the House Judiciary Committee, where he played a key role in ensuring the unanimous passage of last year's trafficking reauthorization bill in both Houses of Congress. Lou de Baca is the right person to continue America's fight against human trafficking and slavery, and I strongly support his confirmation.