In April, the House of Representatives passed H.R.1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019, with strong bipartisan support. Last month, 700 organizations from across the country signed a letter calling on the Senate to pass H.R.1585 or to introduce and pass a substantially similar bill with key enhancements that has the support of the gender-based violence field.
These national, state, regional, tribal, and local organizations re-affirmed that any bill that is introduced in the Senate must:
It has been over 200 days since H.R. 1585 passed the House, and it is past time for the Senate to do its job to uphold its commitment to ending gender-based violence and pass a bill with these important protections for survivors.
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