Today, Congressman Ryan made the following statement on his vote in support of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA Reauthorization) and its passage:
"Women have been forced to wait more than 500 days for Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, but today their long wait finally ended. I am pleased that Democrats and Republicans came together today to extend this piece of legislation that should never have been partisan. VAWA keeps women safer; it gives the Federal government, state governments, service agencies and law enforcement agencies the tools they need to better combat sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking. These are the types of common sense laws that Americans sent us to Congress to pass."