Ending Sexual Violence

Kuster Leads Virtual Roundtable on the Challenges Facing Survivors with Survivor and Bestselling Author Stephanie Land

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**The full roundtable discussion is available HERE** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (D-NH-02), founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, led a virtual roundtable discussion with survivor and bestselling author Stephanie Land and other Members of Congress. During the roundtable, the Members asked Land about her experience navigating federal support chan...

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Welcoming More Than $400,000 to NH to Combat Child Sexual Exploitation

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), along with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed the DOJ’s announcement that the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program will receive $418,549 to be...

Kuster Votes To Increase Pay for New Hampshire Service Members, Combat Military Sexual Assault in National Defense Authorization

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**The House passed a previous version of this legislation in September** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022. This bipartisan bill supports American service members and their families, increases pay for service members, combats military sexual violence, strengthens national security, and advances United Stat...

House Passes Kuster-Backed Legislation To Support Survivors of Domestic Violence and Their Families

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Washington, D.C. — Today, the House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation supported by Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), H.R. 2119, the Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act. This bill would reauthorize the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), the first federal law to provide resources for survivors of domestic violence, and enhance and refocus federal invest...

Kuster Helps Reintroduce Legislation To Expand Care and Benefits for Victims of Military Sexual Trauma

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**Kuster co-sponsored a previous version of this legislation in the 116th Congress** Washington, D.C. — Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, helped reintroduce the Servicemembers and Veterans Empowerment and Support Act of 2021. This legislation would expand health care and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs for victims ...

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Announcing Over $2 Million to Protect Survivors of Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence in NH

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire will receive $2,091,532 in OVW grants. The funding will support projects that help survivors find saf...

Reps. Kuster, Speier, Pressley, and Moore Lead 55 Members in Urging Department of Education To Issue Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Title IX in October

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswomen Annie Kuster (NH-02), Jackie Speier (CA-14), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), and Gwen Moore (WI-04) along with 55 of their colleagues sent a letter today to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and Acting Assistant Secretary Suzanne Goldberg urging the Department of Education to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Title IX in October. In the letter, the Members lauded...

Kuster Meets Virtually with NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Highlights Survivor Services

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Concord, N.H. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, met virtually with NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence leaders and members to hear about the resiliency of crisis centers navigating this unprecedented time and the future demands of serving victims of interpersonal violence. “It was great to be with so many Gra...

Kuster, Speier, Fitzpatrick Reintroduce Bipartisan HALT Campus Sexual Violence Act To Strengthen Prevention Efforts, Hold Perpetrators Accountable

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Washington, DC – Today, Reps. Annie Kuster (D-NH), Jackie Speier (D-CA), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) reintroduced the Hold Accountable and Lend Transparency (HALT) on Campus Sexual Violence Act, a bipartisan bill with 36 cosponsors. The Act will strengthen prevention efforts and the enforcement of laws to eradicate the epidemic of campus sexual violence and hold perpetrators accountable. A versio...

Kuster, Katko, Speier, Joyce Hold Bipartisan Roundtable on Military Sexual Trauma

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**Watch the full Task Force roundtable HERE** Washington, D.C. — Today, Reps. Annie Kuster (D-NH), Dave Joyce (R-OH), Jackie Speier (D-CA), and John Katko (R-NY), co-chairs of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, hosted a virtual roundtable on military sexual violence and discussed steps Congress can take to bolster resources for survivors and ensure perpetrators are held accountable....