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This article was originally published in Office of Congresswoman Gwen Moore on November 20, 2020. You can access the original article here: https://gwenmoore.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=4647.

Congresswoman Gwen Moore and Congressman Van Taylor introduced the Status of Child Marriage in the United States Act— legislation to study this pressing issue in the U.S. In a statement released by the Office of Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Casey Swegman— Tahirih Forced Marriage Initiative Project Manager— is quoted:

As a leader in the movement to end child marriage in the U.S., the Tahirih Justice Center has been eager for bipartisan federal leadership on this important issue. This bill is a strong step in the right direction – it will fill in critical data gaps which will help us to better understand the problem as well as the impact of progress made thus far.

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