Sen. Cornyn Offers Plan To Break Logjam On Sex-Trafficking Bill
Sen. John Cornyn of Texas will propose restructuring a victims’ compensation fund in the bill to address Democratic concerns over prohibitions on abortion funding.
There was no immediate reaction from Senate Democratic leaders — who have dismissed past overtures by Cornyn. Cornyn has also shot down Democratic attempts at a deal.
The effort to move forward on the bill comes as senators return to Capitol Hill from a two-week spring recess. The bill to help sex trafficking victims had been widely popular until it got stuck in a partisan dispute over the abortion funding provision — which Democrats claimed they initially hadn’t known was in the legislation.