CARBONDALE — U.S. Rep. Mike Bost has supported a trio of human trafficking bills that, if approved, would provide more resources for health departments and law enforcement agencies trying to tackle the problem.

The bills are the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Act (HR 2200), which authorizes $130 million to fund the prevention of human trafficking and protect victims and prosecute traffickers; the Enhancing Detection of Human Trafficking Act (HR 2664), which ensures the Department of Labor can effectively train its employees to spot the illegal trade of people and respond quickly and effectively when cases are detected; and the Empowering Law Enforcement to Fight Sex Trafficking Demand Act (HR 2480), which expands the eligibility for Department of Justice grants to allow law enforcement agencies to qualify for federal funds to develop and execute programs that fight sex trafficking.