Congressman Bill Enyart today praised bipartisan cooperation in the U.S. House of Representatives to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). For nearly two years, political games in Congress stonewalled critical programs and support for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Enyart is a proud co-sponsor of the VAWA reauthorization, which passed this afternoon 286 to 138.
Enyart said: "I am proud to support the Violence Against Women Act because survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault need to know that they have access to critical resources. Today Congress put aside partisanship and did the right thing by our communities."
The Violence Against Women Act, which expired more than a year ago, has now passed the Senate and the House. President Obama is expected to sign the reauthorization into law.