The Bill “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019” Has Been Passed

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Picture of Rep. Karen Bass (D)
Rep. Karen Bass (D)

Bill Passed: To reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, and for other purposes.

This bill passed the House on Apr 04, 2019. It was introduced by (D) Representative Karen Bass from CA.

The bill mainly relates to these subjects; Crime and Law Enforcement.

This bill has 1st amendments

  • An amendment numbered 40 printed in Part B of House Report 116-32 to ensure all provisions of the bill comply with immigration laws.
  • An amendment numbered 39 printed in Part B of House Report 116-32 to increase STOP grants from $40 million to $60 million.
  • An amendment numbered 38 printed in Part B of House Report 116-32 to expand the National Domestic Violence Hotline to include texting features via telephone.
  • An amendment numbered 37 printed in Part B of House Report 116-32 to integrate the term “economic abuse” throughout the legislation, wherever “domestic violence” occurs.
  • An amendment numbered 36 printed in Part B of House Report 116-32 to ensure that campus faculty is trained to recognize victims of sexual or domestic violence.
  • An amendment numbered 35 printed in Part B of House Report 116-32 to require DOJ to report to Congress the effects of the recent federal government shutdown on DOJs efforts to disperse funding and services to victims to domestic violence.
  • An amendment numbered 34 printed in Part B of House Report 116-32 to specifiy that trauma and behavioral health specialists are included in the term health care professionals. Also, the amendment would increase the number of health care professionals that specialize in child exposure to violence.
  • An amendment numbered 33 printed in Part B of House Report 116-32 to direct the Secretary of Education to submit a report to Congress regarding an evaluation of programs, events, and educational materials related to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and an assessment of best practices and guidance. The report should be made publicly available online to universities and college campuses to use as a resource.
  • An amendment numbered 32 printed in Part B of House Report 116-32 to give college campuses the opportunity to include all participants involved with the resolution process in training, which identifies and responds to crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The resolution process in training members include the Title IX coordinator’s office as well as the office of student conduct.
  • An amendment numbered 31 printed in Part B of House Report 116-32 to give college campuses the opportunity to offer alternative justice response programs.
  • An amendment numbered 30 printed in Part B of House Report 116-32 to give college campuses the opportunity to offer primary prevention training, in addition to survivor support services.
  • An amendment numbered 29 printed in Part B of House Report 116-32 to add language that recognizes the ongoing epidemic of violence against transgender and gender non-conforming people.
  • An amendment numbered 28 printed in Part B of House Report 116-32 to clarify that federal criminal information database sharing exte nds to entities designated by a tribe as maintaining public safety within a tribes territorial jurisdiction that have no federal or state arrest authority.
  • An amendment numbered 27 printed in Part B of House Report 116-32 to provide for the inclusion of victim advocates/resources in state courts for urban American Indians/Alaskan Natives (AI/ANs) where 71 percent of the Native American population resides due to federal relocation and termination policies.
  • An amendment numbered 26 printed in Part B of House Report 116-32 to create a grant program for States, local governments, Indian tribes, and domestic violence victim service providers and coalitions for technical assistance and training in the operation or establishment of a lethality assessment program (LAP).
  • An amendment numbered 25 printed in Part B of House Report 116-32 to ensure the inclusion of guidelines and best practices for the creation of employee assistance programs.
  • An amendment numbered 24 printed in Part B of House Report 116-32 to specify, but does not limit, components of economic security th at Americans face when striving for economic stability including: financial empowerment, affordable housing, transportation, healthcare access, and quality education and training opportunities.
  • An amendment numbered 23 printed in Part B of House Report 116-32 to establish a grant program to train state and local law enforcement to prevent, enforce, and prosecute domestic violence-related crimes carried out online and establishes a national resource center to study these crimes, and require the FBI to update the Uniform Crime Reports and the National Incident-Based Reporting System to include cybercrimes committed against individuals.
  • An amendment numbered 22 printed in Part B of House Report 116-32 to direct the GAO to submit a report on the response of law enforcement agencies to reports of missing or murdered Indians, including recommendations for legislative solutions.
  • An amendment numbered 21 printed in Part B of House Report 116-32 to increase funding for grants to enhance culturally specific services for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Bill Cosponsors

  • (R) Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick from PA
  • (D) Rep. Jerrold Nadler from NY
  • (D) Rep. Nancy Pelosi from CA
  • (D) Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee from TX
  • (D) Rep. Lizzie Fletcher from TX
  • (D) Rep. Thomas Suozzi from NY
  • (D) Rep. Seth Moulton from MA
  • (D) Rep. Haley Stevens from MI
  • (D) Rep. Juan Vargas from CA
  • (D) Rep. Ron Kind from WI
  • (D) Rep. Diana DeGette from CO
  • (D) Rep. Gwen Moore from WI
  • (D) Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz from FL
  • (D) Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III from MA
  • (D) Rep. Jerry McNerney from CA
  • (D) Rep. Filemon Vela from TX
  • (D) Rep. Chris Pappas from NH
  • (D) Rep. Tulsi Gabbard from HI
  • (D) Rep. Val Demings from FL
  • (D) Rep. Joe Morelle from NY
  • (D) Rep. Frederica Wilson from FL
  • (D) Rep. Linda T. Sánchez from CA
  • (D) Rep. Yvette D. Clarke from NY
  • (D) Rep. Brad Schneider from IL
  • (D) Rep. Salud Carbajal from CA
  • (D) Rep. Albio Sires from NJ
  • (D) Rep. Terri Sewell from AL
  • (D) Rep. Eric Swalwell from CA
  • (D) Rep. Lois Frankel from FL
  • (D) Rep. Lloyd Doggett from TX
  • (D) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton from DC
  • (D) Rep. Adam B. Schiff from CA
  • (D) Rep. Ann McLane Kuster from NH
  • (D) Rep. Alan Lowenthal from CA
  • (D) Rep. Jim Himes from CT
  • (D) Rep. Daniel Lipinski from IL
  • (D) Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard from CA
  • (D) Rep. Brendan Boyle from PA
  • (D) Rep. Jackie Speier from CA
  • (D) Rep. Cynthia Axne from IA
  • (D) Rep. Brenda Lawrence from MI
  • (D) Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell from FL
  • (D) Rep. Lori Trahan from MA
  • (D) Rep. Andy Levin from MI
  • (D) Rep. Donna Shalala from FL
  • (D) Del. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan from MP
  • (D) Rep. Gilbert Cisneros from CA
  • (D) Rep. William Lacy Clay from MO
  • (D) Rep. Jan Schakowsky from IL
  • (D) Rep. Doris Matsui from CA
  • (D) Rep. A. Donald McEachin from VA
  • (D) Rep. Sylvia Garcia from TX
  • (D) Rep. Madeleine Dean from PA
  • (D) Rep. Anna G. Eshoo from CA
  • (D) Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez from NY
  • (D) Rep. Marcia L. Fudge from OH
  • (D) Rep. Dina Titus from NV
  • (D) Rep. Susan A. Davis from CA
  • (D) Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester from DE
  • (D) Rep. Harley Rouda from CA
  • (D) Rep. Susie Lee from NV
  • (D) Rep. Jennifer Wexton from VA
  • (D) Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney from NY
  • (D) Rep. Grace Meng from NY
  • (D) Rep. Zoe Lofgren from CA
  • (D) Rep. Ed Case from HI
  • (D) Rep. Lauren Underwood from IL
  • (D) Rep. David Cicilline from RI
  • (D) Rep. Josh Harder from CA
  • (D) Rep. Adam Smith from WA
  • (D) Rep. Gregory W. Meeks from NY
  • (D) Rep. Susan Wild from PA
  • (D) Rep. Peter Welch from VT
  • (D) Rep. Cedric Richmond from LA
  • (D) Rep. Adriano Espaillat from NY
  • (D) Rep. Grace F. Napolitano from CA
  • (D) Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi from IL
  • (D) Rep. Kathy Castor from FL
  • (D) Rep. Katie Hill from CA
  • (D) Rep. Debbie Dingell from MI
  • (D) Rep. Debra Haaland from NM
  • (D) Rep. Joe Courtney from CT
  • (D) Rep. Nanette Barragán from CA
  • (D) Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson from TX
  • (D) Rep. Ilhan Omar from MN
  • (D) Rep. Vicente Gonzalez from TX
  • (D) Rep. Peter A. DeFazio from OR
  • (D) Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman from NJ
  • (D) Rep. Anthony Brown from MD
  • (D) Rep. Stephen F. Lynch from MA
  • (D) Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva from AZ
  • (D) Rep. Brian Higgins from NY
  • (D) Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. from NJ
  • (D) Rep. David Scott from GA
  • (D) Rep. Judy Chu from CA
  • (D) Rep. Robin Kelly from IL
  • (D) Rep. Katherine Clark from MA
  • (D) Rep. James E. Clyburn from SC
  • (D) Rep. Andy Kim from NJ
  • (D) Rep. John Sarbanes from MD
  • (D) Rep. Earl Blumenauer from OR
  • (D) Rep. Jesús García from IL
  • (D) Rep. Tony Cárdenas from CA
  • (D) Rep. Jimmy Panetta from CA
  • (D) Rep. Elissa Slotkin from MI
  • (D) Rep. Ayanna Pressley from MA
  • (D) Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick from AZ
  • (D) Rep. Jim Cooper from TN
  • (D) Rep. Steven Horsford from NV
  • (D) Rep. Jason Crow from CO
  • (D) Rep. Veronica Escobar from TX
  • (D) Rep. Antonio Delgado from NY
  • (D) Rep. Mike Quigley from IL
  • (D) Rep. Betty McCollum from MN
  • (D) Rep. Jim McGovern from MA
  • (D) Rep. J. Luis Correa from CA
  • (D) Rep. Ruben Gallego from AZ
  • (D) Rep. Pete Aguilar from CA
  • (D) Rep. Tim Ryan from OH
  • (D) Rep. John Yarmuth from KY
  • (D) Rep. Steve Cohen from TN
  • (D) Rep. Greg Stanton from AZ
  • (D) Rep. Peter J. Visclosky from IN
  • (D) Rep. Kurt Schrader from OR
  • (D) Rep. Pramila Jayapal from WA
  • (D) Rep. Chellie Pingree from ME
  • (D) Rep. Mike Thompson from CA
  • (D) Rep. Elijah E. Cummings from MD
  • (D) Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger from MD
  • (D) Rep. John Garamendi from CA
  • (D) Rep. Bill Keating from MA
  • (D) Rep. Joyce Beatty from OH
  • (D) Rep. Ro Khanna from CA
  • (D) Rep. José E. Serrano from NY
  • (D) Rep. Suzan K. DelBene from WA
  • (D) Rep. Derek Kilmer from WA
  • (D) Rep. Josh Gottheimer from NJ
  • (D) Rep. Kim Schrier from WA
  • (D) Rep. Tom O’Halleran from AZ
  • (D) Rep. Jefferson Van Drew from NJ
  • (D) Rep. Angie Craig from MN
  • (D) Rep. Jared Huffman from CA
  • (D) Rep. Julia Brownley from CA
  • (D) Rep. Rick Larsen from WA
  • (D) Rep. Paul Tonko from NY
  • (D) Rep. Alma Adams from NC
  • (D) Rep. Cheri Bustos from IL
  • (D) Rep. Kathleen Rice from NY
  • (D) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from NY
  • (D) Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney from NY
  • (D) Rep. Max Rose from NY
  • (D) Rep. Denny Heck from WA
  • (D) Rep. Steny H. Hoyer from MD
  • (D) Rep. Lucy McBath from GA
  • (D) Rep. Jamie Raskin from MD
  • (D) Rep. Suzanne Bonamici from OR
  • (D) Rep. Katie Porter from CA
  • (D) Rep. David Trone from MD
  • (D) Rep. Al Green from TX
  • (D) Rep. Dave Loebsack from IA
  • (D) Rep. Chrissy Houlahan from PA
  • (D) Rep. Bill Foster from IL
  • (D) Del. Stacey Plaskett from VI
  • (D) Rep. Jim Langevin from RI
  • (D) Rep. Donald Beyer from VA
  • (D) Rep. Sean Casten from IL
  • (D) Rep. Maxine Waters from CA

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