WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives has voted in favor of renewing the Violence Against Women Act, which had previously expired.
This new bill calls for grant funding and additional support aimed toward preventing and combatting sexual assault, domestic violence and other related issues.
A fact sheet from the house judiciary committee also says the bill expands assistance and services assault victims and survivors.
President Joe Biden is a supporter of the reauthorization.
Republican Senator Joni Ernst, of Iowa, says the GOP is working on a bill that quote “will be different from the house bill.”