Federal - HR 6545

The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2018

Introduced

July 26, 2018

Description

H.R. 6545 increases investment in sexual violence prevention programs to address the skyrocketing need and demand for community prevention programs; enables tribes to prosecute non-native offenders of sexual assault, trafficking, stalking, and child abuse; updates definitions including domestic violence, forced child marriage, and technological abuse; provides protections for incarcerated survivors; strengthens public housing protections for survivors including those seeking housing transfers based on safety concerns; strengthens privacy protections; expands VAWA programs’ ability to respond to sexual harassment; and improves enforcement of current federal domestic violence related firearms laws and closes loopholes to reduce firearms involved abuse and intimate partner homicide.

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  • Dec. 19, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Pocan, (D-Wis.)
  • Dec. 6, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Lipinski, (D-Ill.)Morelle, (D-N.Y.)
  • Nov. 2, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Pascrell (D-N.J.)
  • Oct. 23, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Himes, (D-Conn.)
  • Oct. 16, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Meeks, (D-N.Y.)Norcross, (D-N.J.)
  • Oct. 5, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Costa, (D-Calif.)
  • Oct. 2, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Gottheimer, (D-N.J.)Plaskett, (D-V.I.)
  • Sept. 25, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 8

    Connolly, (D-Va.)Ruiz, (D-Calif.)Vargas, (D-Calif.)
    Ellison, (D-Minn.)Sanchez, (D-Calif.)Watson Coleman, (D-N.J.)
    Polis, (D-Colo.)Sherman, (D-Calif.)
  • Sept. 12, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 9

    Beyer (D-Va.)Keating, (D-Mass.)Price, (D-N.C.)
    Esty, (D-Conn.)Lawson, (D-Fla.)Ryan, T. (D-Ohio)
    Garamendi, (D-Calif.)Lowenthal, (D-Calif.)Schrader, (D-Ore.)
  • Sept. 6, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 12

    Aguilar, (D-Calif.)Gallego, (D-Ariz.)Loebsack, (D-Iowa)
    Cartwright, (D-Pa.)Gonzalez, (D-Texas)Meng, (D-N.Y.)
    DeFazio, (D-Ore.)Higgins, B. (D-N.Y.)Murphy, S. (D-Fla.)
    Doyle, (D-Pa.)Krishnamoorthi, (D-Ill.)Schiff, (D-Calif.)
  • Aug. 28, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 6

    Gomez, (D-Calif.)O'Rourke, (D-Texas)Walz, (D-Minn.)
    McNerney, (D-Calif.)Smith, Adam (D-Wash.)Yarmuth, (D-Ky.)
  • Aug. 24, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Soto, (D-Fla.)Visclosky, (D-Ind.)
  • Aug. 21, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Beatty, (D-Ohio)Rush, (D-Ill.)
    Cummings, (D-Md.)Sires, (D-N.J.)
  • Aug. 17, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 6

    Crowley, (D-N.Y.)Larson, J. (D-Conn.)Thompson, B. (D-Miss.)
    Heck, (D-Wash.)Rice, K. (D-N.Y.)Velazquez, (D-N.Y.)
  • Aug. 14, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Blumenauer, (D-Ore.)Kennedy, Joseph P. (D-Mass.)Moulton, (D-Mass.)
  • Aug. 10, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Cooper, (D-Tenn.)Deutch, (D-Fla.)Lujan, B.R. (D-N.M.)
  • Aug. 7, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Engel, (D-N.Y.)Peters, S. (D-Calif.)Richmond, (D-La.)
  • Aug. 3, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 8

    Bustos, (D-Ill.)Grijalva, (D-Ariz.)Serrano, (D-N.Y.)
    Carbajal, (D-Calif.)Kihuen, (D-Nev.)Tonko, (D-N.Y.)
    Demings, (D-Fla.)Lynch, (D-Mass.)
  • July 31, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Capuano, (D-Mass.)Clarke, Y. (D-N.Y.)Neal, (D-Mass.)
  • July 26, 2018 — Original cosponsor(s): 104

    Adams, (D-N.C.)Fudge, (D-Ohio)Napolitano, (D-Calif.)
    Barragan, (D-Calif.)Gabbard, (D-Hawaii)Nolan, (D-Minn.)
    Bass, (D-Calif.)Green, A. (D-Texas)Norton, (D-D.C.)
    Blunt Rochester, (D-Del.)Green, G. (D-Texas)O'Halleran, (D-Ariz.)
    Bonamici, (D-Ore.)Gutierrez, (D-Ill.)Pallone (D-N.J.)
    Bordallo, (D-Guam)Hanabusa, (D-Hawaii)Panetta, (D-Calif.)
    Boyle, (D-Pa.)Hastings, (D-Fla.)Payne (D-N.J.)
    Brady, R. (D-Pa.)Hoyer, (D-Md.)Pelosi, (D-Calif.)
    Brown, A. (D-Md.)Huffman, (D-Calif.)Quigley, (D-Ill.)
    Brownley, (D-Calif.)Jayapal, (D-Wash.)Raskin, (D-Md.)
    Cardenas, (D-Calif.)Jeffries, (D-N.Y.)Rosen, (D-Nev.)
    Carson, (D-Ind.)Johnson, E.B. (D-Texas)Roybal-Allard, (D-Calif.)
    Castor, (D-Fla.)Johnson, H. (D-Ga.)Ruppersberger, (D-Md.)
    Chu, (D-Calif.)Kelly, R. (D-Ill.)Sablan, (D-N. Marianas)
    Cicilline, (D-R.I.)Khanna, (D-Calif.)Sarbanes, (D-Md.)
    Clark, K. (D-Mass.)Kildee, (D-Mich.)Schakowsky, (D-Ill.)
    Cleaver (D-Mo.)Kilmer, (D-Wash.)Schneider, (D-Ill.)
    Clyburn, (D-S.C.)Kind, (D-Wis.)Scott, D. (D-Ga.)
    Cohen, (D-Tenn.)Kuster, (D-N.H.)Scott, R. (D-Va.)
    Courtney, (D-Conn.)Lamb, (D-Pa.)Shea-Porter, (D-N.H.)
    Crist, (D-Fla.)Lawrence, (D-Mich.)Speier, (D-Calif.)
    Davis, D. (D-Ill.)Lee, B. (D-Calif.)Suozzi, (D-N.Y.)
    Davis, S. (D-Calif.)Lewis, John (D-Ga.)Swalwell, (D-Calif.)
    DeGette, (D-Colo.)Lieu, (D-Calif.)Takano, (D-Calif.)
    Delaney, (D-Md.)Lofgren, (D-Calif.)Thompson, M. (D-Calif.)
    DeLauro, (D-Conn.)Lowey, (D-N.Y.)Titus, (D-Nev.)
    DelBene, (D-Wash.)Lujan Grisham, M. (D-N.M.)Torres, (D-Calif.)
    DeSaulnier, (D-Calif.)Maloney, C. (D-N.Y.)Tsongas, (D-Mass.)
    Dingell, (D-Mich.)Maloney, S.P. (D-N.Y.)Veasey, (D-Texas)
    Doggett, (D-Texas)Matsui, (D-Calif.)Vela, (D-Texas)
    Eshoo, (D-Calif.)McCollum, (D-Minn.)Wasserman Schultz, (D-Fla.)
    Espaillat, (D-N.Y.)McEachin, (D-Va.)Waters, Maxine (D-Calif.)
    Evans, (D-Pa.)McGovern, (D-Mass.)Welch, (D-Vt.)
    Foster, (D-Ill.)Moore, (D-Wis.)Wilson, F. (D-Fla.)
    Frankel, (D-Fla.)Nadler, (D-N.Y.)
  • July 26, 2018 — Read twice and referred to: House Education and the Workforce, House Energy and Commerce, House Financial Services, House Judiciary, House Natural Resources, House Ways and Means.Congressional Record p. H7720-H7721