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Category: H.R. 1620

NTF Announces Release of Letter in Support of VAWA Reauthorization

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF) is pleased to announce the release of a letter in support of S.3623, the Violence Against Women Act of 2022, signed by 740 local, state, territorial, tribal, and national organizations dedicated to ending domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. As the letter states, “S.3623 builds upon the House companion bill H.R.1620 and maintains existing protections, as well as expands VAWA to address persist... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, March 2, 2022

NCADV Congratulates Senators for Introducing VAWA Reauthorization Act of 2022

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) congratulates Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) on introducing the Senate’s Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2022 (highlights can be found here). This bill is a bipartisan consensus bill that reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) with key enhancements to respond to the needs identified by victims, survivors and domestic violence programs. The... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Action Alert: Senate Day of Action on Wednesday

More than six months ago, the House passed H.R.1620, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021, with strong bipartisan support. The Senate is currently negotiating their own bipartisan reauthorization bill. We appreciate Senators Feinstein’s, Ernst’s, and Durbin’s leadership in developing a strong bipartisan bill that meets the needs of survivors and that does not include any rollbacks. In order to ensure VAWA is able to pass both Chambers of Congress and be si... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, October 18, 2021

NTF Responds to Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on the Violence Against Women Act

Today’s United States Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, “Renewing and Strengthening the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA),” underscored survivors’ urgent needs. Chair Durbin and Senator Ernst confirmed their commitment to working together to secure a bipartisan bill to reauthorize, modernize, and strengthen VAWA.  The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF) appreciates the Senators’ support for reauthorizing VAWA, and we also apprecia... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, October 6, 2021

ALERT: Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Hearing

Tomorrow, October 5, 2021, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on VAWA! Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco will be testifying before the Committee about VAWA’s successes and the importance of reauthorizing this critical legislation. VAWA is one of the main pillars of the Federal government’s response to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. First passed in 1994, it has been reauthorized three times since then, each time with critical e... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, October 4, 2021

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