Ending Sexual Violence

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....

Kuster-Backed Legislation to Support Sexual Violence Survivors Signed Into Law by President Biden

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Washington, D.C. — Today, President Joe Biden signed into law the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act, legislation Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) helped introduce to shore up the depleted resources of the Crime Victims Fund and ensure survivors of sexual violence get the support and assistance they need. “I have been proud to champion this legislation that averts a tr...

Kuster, Joyce Introduce Legislation To Reauthorize Critical Funding for the National Sexual Assault Hotline

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**The National Sexual Assault Hotline operates 24/7 for those in need: 800-656-HOPE (4673)** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (D-NH-02) and Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH-14) introduced the bipartisan National Sexual Assault Hotline Grants Reauthorization Act. This legislation reauthorizes important federal grants for the National Sexual Assault Hotline (NSAH). NSAH, operated by RAINN (Rape, Abu...

Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence Hosts First Roundtable of the 117th Congress on Child Abuse During COVID-19

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**Watch the full Task Force roundtable HERE** Washington, D.C. — Today, the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence held its first roundtable of the 117th Congress. The roundtable, hosted by Task Force co-chairs Reps. Annie Kuster (D-NH), Dave Joyce (R-OH), and John Katko (R-NY) focused on child abuse and exploitation during the COVID-19 pandemic and steps Congress can take to help protect ch...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...