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Schumer Statement On Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act included in the Omnibus agreement:

“The expiration of VAWA three years ago put many lives in jeopardy. It is such good news that it is finally being reauthorized. Since I first helped write and pass the Violence Against Women Act, which was in effect from 1994-2019, countless individuals have been saved. Including the long overdue reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act in the Omnibus assures that it will be enacted once again, helping to protect survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.”

“I want to commend Senators Feinstein, Durbin, Ernst and Murkowski —as well as all the co-sponsors—for all the work they’ve done to advance this legislation. The Violence Against Women Act is one of the most important laws passed by Congress in the last 30 years, and it will become law again.”