Ending Sexual Violence

Kuster and Joyce Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Military Family Violence, Abuse

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) introduced the Military Family Violence Prevention Act. Senator Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) and Senator John Cornyn (TX) introduced the legislation in the Senate. This bipartisan, bicameral bill aims to improve the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Family Advocacy Program (FAP) by ensuring the program is properly ... Read more »

Kuster Hosts Democratic Women’s Caucus Roundtable to Address Sexual and Domestic Violence During COVID-19

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**The full conversation is available HERE** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) hosted a roundtable discussion with Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) members to address sexual and domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. The roundtable was co-hosted by DWC co-chairs Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), and Jackie Speier (CA-14), as well as Bipartisan Working Group to... Read more »

Kuster, Moore, Joyce, Speier, and Katko Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging President Biden to Create Senior Leadership Position at Department of Health & Human Services to Combat Sexual Violence

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. Annie Kuster (NH-02), Gwen Moore (WI-04), Dave Joyce (OH-14), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and John Katko (NY-24) led 33 colleagues in sending a letter to President Joe Biden urging his new administration to create a Special Advisor on Sexual Violence position within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). They argue that creating such a position to elevate and... Read more »

Kuster Joins Colleagues in Sending Letter to Education Secretary Cardona Urging him to Reverse Horrific Title IX Rule

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Representatives Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02), Jackie Speier (CA-14), Brenda Lawrence (MI -14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Veronica Escobar (TX-16) Gwen Moore (WI-04) and Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) led 108 of their colleagues in sending a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona imploring him to prioritize the immediate reversal of former Secretary Devos’s final rule prescribing ... Read more »

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 »