Titus Applauds Passage of Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization

Feb 28, 2013
Press Release

February 28, 2013

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District celebrated the passage of the inclusive, comprehensive Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization (VAWA) following the failure of the alternative proposal put forth by House Republicans.  The Senate version passed the House by a vote of 286-138, extending the law’s protections to Native American, immigrant, and LGBT victims, addressing the backlog in testing of rape kits, ensuring more resources reach local law enforcement, and increasing victims’ access to services.

“Today is a victory for women and families across our country,” said Congresswoman Titus. “The Violence Against Women Act renews and strengthens our efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault for all women, ensuring that no woman will have to suffer the consequences of abuse in silence or be denied support and care because of their sexual orientation, race, or nationality.”