The House on Tuesday passed a resolution to condemn the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian girls by terrorist group Boko Haram.

The measure, passed by voice vote, came as the House considered five separate bills to provide law enforcement with more resources to combat human trafficking.

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Boko Haram has threatened to sell the girls, who have been missing for more than a month, into marriage. The extremist group opposes providing Western-style education to women.

"H.Res. 573 puts the House of Representatives firmly on record condemning the atrocious attack and Boko Haram's violent attacks," said bill sponsor Rep. Frederica WilsonFrederica Patricia WilsonThe nearly 60 Dems who voted for impeachment House rejects Democrat's resolution to impeach Trump Mullen: 'Sad moment' when Kelly defended Trump over call to fallen soldier's widow MORE (D-Fla.).

Lawmakers said that the resolution also underscored the U.S. position that an international effort was necessary to find the kidnapped girls and rebuke Boko Haram.

"The brutality of this organization, which now has some 300 young innocent women that are probably being raped and bused in so many ways, just underscores the need for concerted action," said Rep. Chris SmithChristopher (Chris) Henry Smith12 House Republicans object to Alaska refuge oil drilling proposal A true purple moment: The time to pass the International Religious Freedom Act is now Obama launches Zika funding push MORE (R-N.J.).

"Their kidnapping is outside the circle of civilized human behavior," said House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiMcConnell names Senate GOP tax conferees Abortion-rights group endorses Nadler in race to replace Conyers on Judiciary Trump rips Dems a day ahead of key White House meeting MORE (D-Calif.). "We will not rest until we bring back our girls."

The Senate passed a resolution to condemn the Nigerian kidnappings earlier this month.