The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) rejoices in the inclusion of S.3623, the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2022, in the omnibus appropriations bill. The inclusion of S.3623 in this must-pass package is an important recognition by Congress that the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is critical to the safety of millions of survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Says NCADV’s President/CEO, Ruth M. Glenn, “NCADV appreciates the leadership of the many Members of Congress and their staff who worked tirelessly with the domestic violence and sexual assault fields to bring this bill to where it is today. We particularly thank the bipartisan bill leads, Representatives Jackson Lee and Fitzpatrick and Senators Feinstein, Ernst, Durbin, and Murkowski, for being champions for survivors! The provisions included in this bill will make a huge difference in the lives of victims, survivors and those who serve them.”
S.3623 and its companion bill, H.R.1620, are the culmination of more than five years of work, beginning with extensive outreach to the domestic violence and sexual assault fields. They include important enhancements that make VAWA more responsive to the identified needs of survivors and communities. NCADV urges Congress to swiftly pass the omnibus appropriations bill and to send it to President Biden for his signature.