Today the Violence Against Women Act was reintroduced in the 113th Congress. U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), who is an original co-sponsor, released the following statement:
"I'm proud to stand with my fellow House Democrats as we introduce the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. With the help of a bipartisan coalition in the Senate, this bill will provide needed resources and support to all victims of domestic violence, and ensure that we continue working to prevent abuse from happening in the first place. With nearly 1.3 million victims of domestic violence each year, it's imperative that this bill not face another moment of delay. I urge my colleagues to support this legislation and its swift passage."