Ending Sexual Violence

Kuster, Gonzalez Send Bipartisan Letter to President Biden Urging the Administration to Combat Child Exploitation

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Washington, D.C. — Today Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16) sent a letter to President Biden urging the administration to prioritize funding for law enforcement that combat the spread of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) and to support bipartisan legislative solutions in addressing this horrific problem. The letter emphasizes the urgency of addressing this issue, as... Read more »

Kuster, Katko Introduce Legislation to Improve Child and Animal Abuse Data Collection

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Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, Rep. Annie Kuster (D-NH-02) and Rep. John Katko (R-NY-24) led 22 colleagues as they re-introduced the bipartisan Child and Animal Abuse Detection and Reporting Act. This legislation will improve the federal government’s child abuse data collection program by extending it to specifically evaluate animal abuse as a risk factor for child abuse. “As a mother and animal lo... Read more »

Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence Holds Virtual Roundtable on Addressing Racial Disparities in Access to Care for Survivors

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Washington, DC - Today, the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, led by Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Dave Joyce (R-OH), and John Katko (R-NY), held a virtual roundtable discussion on racial disparities in access to care and justice for survivors of sexual violence. Over 18% of all African American women report being abused in their lifetime, and the vast majo... Read more »

Kuster, Moore Lead Letter Urging President-Elect Biden to Protect Students and Realign Title IX with the Clery Act

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Washington, DC – Today, Reps. Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Gwen Moore (WI-04) led 15 colleagues in sending a letter to the Office of the President-Elect urging the incoming administration to give consideration to the Clery Act as they plan to repair the damage done to Title IX by the Trump Administration’s rule published earlier this year. That rule, championed by President Trump and Education Secreta... Read more »

ICYMI - Kuster-Backed Legislation to Protect Young Athletes Signed Into Law

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On Friday, October 30, President Trump signed the Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athletes Act into law. The legislation, which Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) helped introduce, is targeted to help eliminate sexual violence and harassment in athletics. It will create a Congressional commission to assess how the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and national governing bod... Read more »

Kuster, Gonzalez Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Safety on Mobile Apps

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Today, Reps. Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16) introduced the Protecting Our KIDS Act, legislation that will allow mobile applications to better identify registered sex offenders on their platforms and protect their users. It has been over a decade since federal legislation was passed to address the risk posed by sex offenders on the internet, and the Protecting Our KIDS Act reflec... Read more »

Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence Holds Virtual Roundtable on Addressing Human Trafficking in the U.S.

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Watch the roundtable discussion here. Today, the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, led by Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Dave Joyce (R-OH), and John Katko (R-NY), held a virtual roundtable discussion on addressing human trafficking in the United States. According to Polaris, which runs the National Human Trafficking Hotline, 2019 saw a 20% increase in report... Read more »

Kuster-Backed Legislation to Protect Young Athletes Passes House, Goes to President’s Desk

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Today, the House of Representatives passed the Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athletes Act, which Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) helped introduce. This legislation is targeted to help eliminate sexual violence and harassment in athletics. It will create a Congressional commission to assess how the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and national governing bodies can best... Read more »

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Announcing Over $1 Million for Transitional Housing Services that Support NH Domestic & Sexual Violence Survivors

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U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) over $1 million for New Hampshire organizations to provide transitional housing and other housing assistance to domestic and sexual viole... Read more »

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $600K Investment to Combat Campus Sexual Assault & Support Survivors at St. Anselm College and Rivier University

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U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congress members Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) nearly $600,000 in federal funding through the OVW for St. Anselm College and Rivier University to invest in programs that combat campus... Read more »