Washington Digest: Ben Sasse to hold hearing in Lincoln on human trafficking

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The long August recess — or “district work period” as more image-conscious lawmakers prefer to call it — is an opportunity for members of Congress to take overseas trips, host roundtable discussions with groups back home and convene field hearings. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., will host one of those field hearings Tuesday titled “Human Trafficking and Its Intersection With the Financial System.” Sasse is a member of the Senate Banking Committee and chairman of its Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade Finance. The 2 p.m. session will be held at the Nebraska Department of Transportation and Highway Safety Office in Lincoln. Witnesses include Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson. More Information.