McMorris Rodgers & House Republicans Announce Reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference, and other House Republican leaders held a press conference today to announce their proposal to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The legislation – which is being introduced by Rep. Sandy Adams (R-FL), a member of the House Judiciary Committee and a domestic violence survivor – will protect the true victims of domestic violence and sexual assault while ensuring that government resources go directly to the victims, not to Washington bureaucrats.
“The Violence Against Women Act is a critical tool for stopping domestic violence and sexual assault, and supporting the victims of these crimes – and House Republicans believe it must be renewed,” said Vice Chair McMorris Rodgers. “This week, we are introducing a five-year reauthorization of this lawand it’s our hope that it can be passed quickly in a bipartisan fashion – as it’s always been done in the past.”
Rep. Adams and Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) hosted today’s press conference. Over a dozen House Republicans participated, including Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Conference Chair Jeb Hensarling (R-TX).