Federal - HR 1585

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019

Introduced

March 7, 2019

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Introduced by Representatives Karen Bass (D-CA-37) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01). H.R.1585 is a modest reauthorization bill that includes narrowly focused enhancements to address gaps identified by victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence and the people who work on the ground with them every day. 

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  • April 12, 2019McEachin, D-Va., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.155, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E460

  • April 12, 2019McEachin, D-Va., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.154, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E460

  • April 12, 2019McEachin, D-Va., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.150, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E454

  • April 12, 2019McEachin, D-Va., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.149, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E454

  • April 12, 2019McEachin, D-Va., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.148, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E454

  • April 12, 2019McEachin, D-Va., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.147, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E454

  • April 12, 2019McEachin, D-Va., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.145, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E454

  • April 12, 2019McEachin, D-Va., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.144, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E454

  • April 10, 2019 — Placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under the provisions of Rule XIV. Congressional Record p. S2349, S2383

  • April 9, 2019Rutherford, R-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.156, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E434

  • April 9, 2019Rutherford, R-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.149, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E434

  • April 9, 2019Rutherford, R-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.145, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E434

  • April 9, 2019Rutherford, R-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.144, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E434

  • April 9, 2019Rutherford, R-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.155, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E434

  • April 9, 2019Rutherford, R-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.154, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E434

  • April 9, 2019Rutherford, R-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.150, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E434

  • April 9, 2019Rutherford, R-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.148, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E434

  • April 9, 2019Rutherford, R-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.147, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E434

  • April 9, 2019 — Taken from the desk and read the first time. Congressional Record p. S2324, S2348

  • April 8, 2019Granger, R-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.156, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E415

  • April 8, 2019Granger, R-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.155, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E415

  • April 8, 2019Granger, R-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.154, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E415

  • April 8, 2019 — Received in the Senate and held at the desk. Congressional Record p. S2293

  • April 4, 2019T. Ryan, D-Ohio, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.156, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H3087

  • April 4, 2019T. Ryan, D-Ohio, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.155, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H3087

  • April 4, 2019Sablan, I-N. Marianas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.154, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H3084

  • April 4, 2019House Vote 156 Violence Against Women Reauthorization — Passage
    Passage of the bill that would would reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act through fiscal 2024, including provisions aimed at protecting and assisting victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, stalking, and sex trafficking. The measure would extend protections and assistance programs to trafficking victims. It would authorize $222 million annually for the Services and Training for Officers and Prosecutors Grant Program, which provides state and local law enforcement agencies with funds to be distributed in part to community-based victims service organizations, and would impose conditions of eligibility for the grants three years after enactment. The bill would authorize $57 million annually in grants to provide legal assistance to victims of violent crimes and their families and $50 million in rural aid to address domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault in rural communities. It would authorize $150 million a year in grant funding for rape crisis centers, sexual assault coalitions, and additional nonprofit organizations to educate and increase awareness on the sexual assault and dating violence. The bill would establish a $16 million per year campus safety grant program that would provide prevention and education programming to college campuses in order to combat violent crimes. The bill would expand on existing prohibitions of individuals who have been convicted of various types of domestic violence (including violence toward a dating partner) and those convicted of misdemeanor stalking offenses from purchasing or possessing a firearm. It would specify that any person under a temporary court-ordered restraint related to harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of such intimate partner would also be prohibited from purchasing or owning a firearm. The bill would authorize $10 million annually for a pilot program where incarcerated women and their children who were born inside prison could reside together while the inmate serves her sentence. The bill would require the Federal Bureau of Investigation to classify genital mutilation, female circumcision, and female genital cutting as a part II crime. The bill would make it a crime for any law enforcement personnel to engage in sexual acts with an individual who is under arrest, detained, or in custody of federal law enforcement. Passed 263-158. Congressional Record p. H3087

  • April 4, 2019House Vote 155 Violence Against Women Reauthorization — Recommit
    Stefanik, R-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would effectively extend the Violence Against Women Act through fiscal 2020, instead of through fiscal 2024. Motion rejected 185-237. Congressional Record p. H3084-H3086

  • April 4, 2019House Vote 154 Violence Against Women Reauthorization — Compliance With Immigration Laws
    Torres Small, D-N.M., amendment that would state that nothing in the measure should be construed to interfere with the obligation to fully comply with applicable immigration laws. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 425-0. Congressional Record p. H3074-H3075, H3083-H3084

  • April 4, 2019 — Axne, D-Iowa, amendment no. 39 that would increase, by $20 million annually, the amount available for sexual assault services programs for fiscal years 2020 through 2024, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3073-H3074

  • April 4, 2019 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H3073-H3075, H3083-H3087

  • April 3, 2019Holding, R-N.C., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.147, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H3045

  • April 3, 2019Estes, R-Kan., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.144, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H3002

  • April 3, 2019 — Rose, D-N.Y., amendment no. 38 that would require the national domestic violence hotline to include texting features, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3061

  • April 3, 2019 — Porter, D-Calif., amendment no. 37 that would include "economic abuse" in the measure's definition of domestic violence, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3060-H3061

  • April 3, 2019 — Casten, D-Ill., amendment no. 36 that would require campus facility members to be trained to recognize victims of sexual or domestic violence, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3059-H3060

  • April 3, 2019 — Underwood, D-Ill., amendment no. 35 that would require the Justice Department to submit a report to Congress on the effects of the 2018-2019 federal government shutdown on the department's ability to disperse funding and services to victims to domestic violence, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3059

  • April 3, 2019 — Schrier, D-Wash., amendment no. 34 that would clarify the definition of "healthcare professionals" to include specialists in trauma and behavioral health care, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3058-H3059

  • April 3, 2019 — Craig, D-Minn., amendment no. 33 that would require the Education Department to submit a report to Congress evaluating programs, events, and educational materials related to domestic and sexual violence as well as an assessment of best practices and guidance from the evaluation of such violence, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3058

  • April 3, 2019 — Rouda, D-Calif., amendment no. 32 that would require universities to include all participants involved with the resolution process in training when responding to crimes of domestic and sexual violence, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3057-H3058

  • April 3, 2019 — Rouda, D-Calif., amendment no. 31 that would allow colleges to develop and implement alternative justice response programs, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3056-H3057

  • April 3, 2019 — Rouda, D-Calif., amendment no. 30 that would allow colleges to provide primary prevention training using grants to combat violent crimes on campuses, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3056

  • April 3, 2019 — Rouda, D-Calif., amendment no. 29 that would include in the findings of Congress, issues of violence against transgender and gender non-conforming people, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3055-H3056

  • April 3, 2019 — Haaland, D-N.M., amendment no. 28 that would require the attorney general to permit tribal law enforcement entities and Bureau of Indian Affairs law enforcement agencies to access, enter, and obtain information in federal criminal information databases, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3054-H3055

  • April 3, 2019 — Haaland, D-N.M., amendment no. 27 that would provide for victim advocates in state and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors' offices, and courts and would provide supportive services and advocacy to urban American Indian and Alaska Native victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3054

  • April 3, 2019 — Brown, D-Md., amendment no. 26 that would authorize $5 million each year through 2024 for the attorney general to make grants available for technical assistance and training in the operation or establishment of a lethality assessment program, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3053-H3054

  • April 3, 2019 — Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., amendment no. 25 that would require that federal information resources made available under the provisions of the bill include guidelines and best practices for the creation of employee assistance programs for victims of domestic and sexual violence, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3053

  • April 3, 2019 — Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., amendment no. 24 that would clarify that "economic security" includes financial empowerment and access to affordable housing, transportation, healthcare, and educational opportunities, for the purposes of a study required by the bill on the economic security of victims of domestic and sexual violence, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3052-H3053

  • April 3, 2019 — Clark, D-Mass., amendment no. 23 that would authorize $20 million annually through fiscal 2024 to establish a Justice Department grant program for state and local law enforcement activities to prevent and prosecute cybercrimes against individuals. It would also authorize a Justice Department grant for the creation of a national resource center on cybercrimes against individuals and would require the FBI to include such crimes in its national crime reporting system, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3050-H3052

  • April 3, 2019 — Gallego, D-Ariz., amendment no. 22 that would require the Government Accountability Office to report to Congress on the response of federal and local law enforcement agencies to reports of missing or murdered American Indians, including recommendations for legislative action and best practices to improve such reporting and response systems, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3049-H3050

  • April 3, 2019 — Bera, D-Calif., amendment no. 21 that would authorize $2 million annually through fiscal 2024 for Justice Department programs related to culturally-specific services for victims of domestic and sexual violence, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3049

  • April 3, 2019 — Plaskett, D-V.I., amendment no. 20 that would increase the minimum amount of funding available to U.S. territories from Justice Department grant programs related to sexual assault services and transitional housing assistance programs for victims of domestic and sexual violence, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3048-H3049

  • April 3, 2019 — Meng, D-N.Y., amendment no. 19 that would require the trauma screening training provided to Bureau of Prisons employees under the provisions of the bill to include cultural competency training, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3047-H3048

  • April 3, 2019 — Meng, D-N.Y., amendment no. 18 that would require the Bureau of Prisons to communicate to bureau employees and to pregnant inmates the availability of parenting resources made available under the provisions of the bill, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3046-H3047

  • April 3, 2019 — Meng, D-N.Y., amendment no. 17 that would require that the parenting classes for incarcerated individuals made available under the provisions of the bill be made available for inmates with limited English proficiency, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3046

  • April 3, 2019 — Meng, D-N.Y., amendment no. 16 that would require the attorney general to establish an interagency working group to study and make recommendations to coordinate federal data collection on sexual violence, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3042-H3043

  • April 3, 2019 — Quigley, D-Ill., amendment no. 15 that would require a Health and Human Services Department report to Congress on whether being a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking increases an individual's likelihood of having a substance use disorder, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3041-H3042

  • April 3, 2019 — Emmer, R-Minn., amendment no. 14, that would require the Office on Violence Against Women to incorporate a trauma-informed evidence-based approach that aims to prevent re-traumatization of victims in investigations of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking crimes. The amendment would authorize the attorney general to award grants to entities that implement trauma-informed approaches, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3039-H3041

  • April 3, 2019 — Grijalva, D-Ariz., amendment no. 13, as modified, that would authorize the attorney general to reimburse tribal government authorities for expenses incurred in tribal criminal jurisdiction. The amendment would allow the attorney general to award grant funding to the governments of Indian tribes that would aim to improve the tribal criminal justice system and fund court proceedings, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3038-H3039

  • April 3, 2019 — Grijalva, D-Ariz., amendment no. 12 that would expand the definition of domestic violence under the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968 to include acts of violence against any individual under 18 years of age, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3037-H3038

  • April 3, 2019 — Wagner, R-Mo., amendment no. 11, that would require entities found by the Justice Department to have misused VAWA grant funds to be ineligible to apply for future grants for up to five years, after notice and opportunity for a hearing, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3037

  • April 3, 2019House Vote 150 Violence Against Women Reauthorization — Sex Trafficking and Stalking Programs
    Wagner, R-Mo., amendment that would include programs that address sex trafficking and stalking in the Creating Hope Through Outreach Options, Services and Education for Children and Youth program. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 429-0. Congressional Record p. H3035-H3037, H3045-H3046

  • April 3, 2019 — Johnson, D-Texas, amendment no. 9 that would clarify language for when a tenant who is a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking may apply for an emergency housing transfer, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3035

  • April 3, 2019 — Young, R-Alaska, amendment no. 8 that would define "Indian Country" in the measure to include Alaska Native-owned townsites, allotments, reservation lands acquired by Alaska Native Village Corporations, and lands within any Alaska Native village with at least 75 percent Alaskan Native residence in the lands eligible for the Alaska tribal criminal jurisdiction pilot project, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3034

  • April 3, 2019House Vote 149 Violence Against Women Reauthorization — Victim Interview Techniques
    Waters, D-Calif., amendment that would allow grant funding to be used for training campus personnel to use victim-centered, trauma-informed interview techniques, focused on the experience of the victim, and informed by evidence based research on the neurobiology of trauma in addressing victims of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 258-173. Congressional Record p. H3033-H3034, H3044-H3045

  • April 3, 2019 — Burgess, R-Texas, amendment no. 6 that would request information on the best practices to reduce the backlog of DNA evidence for state and local governments that are recipients of the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant Program, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3032-H3033

  • April 3, 2019 — Torres, D-Calif., amendment no. 5 that would require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to submit a report to Congress on the activities funded by Rape Prevention and Education Grants and best practices relating to rape prevention and education, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3032

  • April 3, 2019 — Dean, D-Pa., amendment no. 4 that would authorize coordination and collaboration on the prevention of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking between various government agencies and departments, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3031-H3032

  • April 3, 2019 — Escobar, D-Texas, amendment no. 3, that would require the National Institute of Justice, in consultation with relevant bureaus, to submit a report on the status of women in federal incarceration. It would also require the Justice Department, in coordination with other organizations, to create a model for the reentry of incarcerated women, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H3030-H3031

  • April 3, 2019House Vote 148 Violence Against Women Reauthorization — Report On Grant Funding
    Scanlon, D-Pa., amendment that would require the Government Accountability Office to submit a report to Congress detailing the return on investment for legal assistance grants for funding and services to victims of domestic violence. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 394-36. Congressional Record p. H3029-H3030, H3044

  • April 3, 2019House Vote 147 Violence Against Women Reauthorization — Common Languages for Resources
    Jeffries, D-N.Y., amendment that would require the secretary of Labor to ensure any information or materials on resources for domestic violence survivors distributed by various federal agencies be distributed in other "commonly encountered" languages. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 363-67. Congressional Record p. H3029, H3043-H3044

  • April 3, 2019 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H3003-

  • April 3, 2019House Vote 145 Violence Against Women Reauthorization — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 281) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1585) that would reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 and its provisions aimed at combatting violent crimes against women and strengthening victim services. Adopted 231-194. Congressional Record p. H3002

  • April 3, 2019House Vote 144 Violence Against Women Reauthorization — Previous Question
    Scanlon, D-Penn., motion to order the previous question (thus ending the debate and possibility of amendment) to the rule that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1585) that would reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 and its provisions aimed at combatting violent crimes against women and strengthening victim services. Motion agreed to 231-193. Congressional Record p. H3001-H3002

  • April 2, 2019 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 281, reported to the House as a rule for HR 1585.

  • April 2, 2019 — House Rules Committee granted a structured rule providing for consideration of the bill. Congressional Record p. H2969

  • April 2, 2019 — Full committee proceeding held by the House Rules Committee.

  • April 1, 2019Cost Estimate issued by Congressional Budget Office.

  • April 1, 2019 — Full committee proceeding held by the House Rules Committee.

  • March 27, 2019 — House Energy and Commerce Committee, House Financial Services Committee, House Ways and Means Committee, House Education and Labor Committee, House Natural Resources Committee, and House Veterans' Affairs Committee discharged pursuant to clause 2 of Rule XIII. Congressional Record p. H2883

  • March 27, 2019 — Reported to the House amended by the House Judiciary Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 116-21, Pt. 1Congressional Record p. H2883

  • March 26, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 56

    Adams, (D-N.C.)Heck, (D-Wash.)Porter, (D-Calif.)
    Aguilar, (D-Calif.)Houlahan, (D-Pa.)Quigley, (D-Ill.)
    Beatty, (D-Ohio)Hoyer, (D-Md.)Raskin, (D-Md.)
    Beyer (D-Va.)Huffman, (D-Calif.)Rice, K. (D-N.Y.)
    Bonamici, (D-Ore.)Jayapal, (D-Wash.)Rose, (D-N.Y.)
    Brownley, (D-Calif.)Keating, (D-Mass.)Ruppersberger, (D-Md.)
    Bustos, (D-Ill.)Khanna, (D-Calif.)Ryan, T. (D-Ohio)
    Casten, (D-Ill.)Kilmer, (D-Wash.)Schrader, (D-Ore.)
    Cohen, (D-Tenn.)Langevin, (D-R.I.)Schrier, (D-Wash.)
    Correa, (D-Calif.)Larsen, R. (D-Wash.)Serrano, (D-N.Y.)
    Craig, (D-Minn.)Loebsack, (D-Iowa)Stanton, (D-Ariz.)
    Cummings, (D-Md.)Maloney, S.P. (D-N.Y.)Thompson, M. (D-Calif.)
    DelBene, (D-Wash.)McBath, (D-Ga.)Tonko, (D-N.Y.)
    Delgado, (D-N.Y.)McCollum, (D-Minn.)Trone, (D-Md.)
    Foster, (D-Ill.)McGovern, (D-Mass.)Van Drew, (D-N.J.)
    Gallego, (D-Ariz.)O'Halleran, (D-Ariz.)Visclosky, (D-Ind.)
    Garamendi, (D-Calif.)Ocasio-Cortez, (D-N.Y.)Waters, Maxine (D-Calif.)
    Gottheimer, (D-N.J.)Pingree, (D-Maine)Yarmuth, (D-Ky.)
    Green, A. (D-Texas)Plaskett, (D-V.I.)
  • March 21, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 20

    Blumenauer, (D-Ore.)Escobar, (D-Texas)Panetta, (D-Calif.)
    Cardenas, (D-Calif.)Garcia, (D-Ill.)Payne (D-N.J.)
    Chu, (D-Calif.)Higgins, B. (D-N.Y.)Pressley, (D-Mass.)
    Clark, K. (D-Mass.)Horsford, (D-Nev.)Sarbanes, (D-Md.)
    Clyburn, (D-S.C.)Kelly, R. (D-Ill.)Scott, D. (D-Ga.)
    Cooper, (D-Tenn.)Kim, (D-N.J.)Slotkin, (D-Mich.)
    Crow, (D-Colo.)Kirkpatrick, (D-Ariz.)
  • March 13, 2019 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Judiciary Committee.

    March 13, 2019 — Committee Vote: Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization — Tribal Courts Domestic Violence Jurisdiction
      Sensenbrenner, R-Wis. —

    Amendment to the Nadler, D-N.Y., substitute amendment that would strike language regarding tribal court jurisdiction that would allow non-members of Indian tribes to be tried by a tribal court for crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, obstruction of justice, sexual violence, sex trafficking, stalking and assault of law enforcement or corrections officers committed on Indian reservations.

    Amendment to the Nadler, D-N.Y., substitute amendment that would strike language regarding tribal court jurisdiction that would allow non-members of Indian tribes to be tried by a tribal court for crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, obstruction of justice, sexual violence, sex trafficking, stalking and assault of law enforcement or corrections officers committed on Indian reservations.

    Rejected 9-16.

    March 13, 2019 — Committee Vote: Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization — Crime Statistics
      Jackson Lee, D-Texas —

    Amendment to the Nadler, D-N.Y., substitute amendment that would require the Interior secretary and the attorney general, beginning in the first fiscal year following the bill's enactment, to submit to Congress an annual report on the statistics of Indian women who are missing, murdered or victims of sexual abuse or assault, and provide recommendations on how to improve data collection on missing and murdered Indian women.

    Amendment to the Nadler, D-N.Y., substitute amendment that would require the Interior secretary and the attorney general, beginning in the first fiscal year following the bill's enactment, to submit to Congress an annual report on the statistics of Indian women who are missing, murdered or victims of sexual abuse or assault, and provide recommendations on how to improve data collection on missing and murdered Indian women.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    March 13, 2019 — Committee Vote: Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization — Firearm Training Grants
      Buck, R-Colo. —

    Amendment to the Nadler, D-N.Y., substitute amendment that would allow the attorney general to use funds authorized by the bill for grants to organizations to conduct firearms safety, training and self-defense in order to combat future instances of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

    Amendment to the Nadler, D-N.Y., substitute amendment that would allow the attorney general to use funds authorized by the bill for grants to organizations to conduct firearms safety, training and self-defense in order to combat future instances of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

    Rejected 14-19.

    March 13, 2019 — Committee Vote: Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization — Abortion Funding Prohibition
      M. Johnson, R-La. —

    Amendment to the Nadler, D-N.Y., substitute amendment that would prohibit any federal funds from being provided to an entity unless the entity certifies they will not perform or provide funds for an abortion.

    Amendment to the Nadler, D-N.Y., substitute amendment that would prohibit any federal funds from being provided to an entity unless the entity certifies they will not perform or provide funds for an abortion.

    Withdrawn.

    March 13, 2019 — Committee Vote: Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization — Victim Service Provider Prohibition
      Lesko, R-Ariz. —

    Amendment to the Nadler, D-N.Y., substitute amendment that would specify that no language in the bill may be construed to compel a victim service provider to place a woman or child "into a circumstance in which they have grounds to fear for a violation of privacy or their safety."

    Amendment to the Nadler, D-N.Y., substitute amendment that would specify that no language in the bill may be construed to compel a victim service provider to place a woman or child "into a circumstance in which they have grounds to fear for a violation of privacy or their safety."

    Rejected 12-22.

    March 13, 2019 — Committee Vote: Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization — Female Genital Mutilation
      Gohmert, R-Texas —

    Amendment to the Nadler, D-N.Y., substitute amendment that would make women who have been victims of female genital mutilation eligible for the grants and programs outlined in the bill.

    Amendment to the Nadler, D-N.Y., substitute amendment that would make women who have been victims of female genital mutilation eligible for the grants and programs outlined in the bill.

    Withdrawn.

    March 13, 2019 — Committee Vote: Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization — Gender Identity
      Gohmert, R-Texas —

    Amendment to the Nadler, D-N.Y., substitute amendment that would strike references to "gender identity" and "transgender" and remove language that would require prisoners to be placed in a facility that corresponds with the sex with which they identify.

    Amendment to the Nadler, D-N.Y., substitute amendment that would strike references to "gender identity" and "transgender" and remove language that would require prisoners to be placed in a facility that corresponds with the sex with which they identify.

    Rejected 12-22.

    March 13, 2019 — Committee Vote: Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization — Faith-Based Exemption
      Chabot, R-Ohio —

    Amendment to the Nadler, D-N.Y., substitute amendment that would ensure that no religious entity may be subject to any prohibition of workplace discrimination on the basis of religion. It also would add language to ensure that faith based organization can adopt or implement standards that are consistent with their religious beliefs, and that no contract, grant or other agreement specified in the bill may be denied or revoked for reasons asserted on the basis of religious belief.

    Amendment to the Nadler, D-N.Y., substitute amendment that would ensure that no religious entity may be subject to any prohibition of workplace discrimination on the basis of religion. It also would add language to ensure that faith based organization can adopt or implement standards that are consistent with their religious beliefs, and that no contract, grant or other agreement specified in the bill may be denied or revoked for reasons asserted on the basis of religious belief.

    Rejected 12-23.

    March 13, 2019 — Committee Vote: Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization — Substitute Amendment
      Nadler, D-N.Y. —

    Substitute amendment that would amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (PL 90-351) to update references to criminal justice grants to "grants to improve the criminal justice response." It also would remove duplicative language on firearm recovery.

    As amended, it would require the Interior secretary and the attorney general, beginning in the first fiscal year following the bill's enactment, to submit to Congress an annual report on the statistics of Indian women who are missing, murdered or victims of sexual abuse or assault, and provide recommendations on how to improve data collection on missing and murdered Indian women.

    Substitute amendment that would amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (PL 90-351) to update references to criminal justice grants to "grants to improve the criminal justice response." It also would remove duplicative language on firearm recovery.

    As amended, it would require the Interior secretary and the attorney general, beginning in the first fiscal year following the bill's enactment, to submit to Congress an annual report on the statistics of Indian women who are missing, murdered or victims of sexual abuse or assault, and provide recommendations on how to improve data collection on missing and murdered Indian women.

    Adopted (as amended) 22-10.

    March 13, 2019 — Committee Vote: Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization — Vote to Report

    Authorize funding for the grants and programs established by the Violence Against Women Act (PL 103-322) through fiscal 2024. The bill would authorize funding for programs and grants to help law enforcement combat issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and related crimes, as well as provide assistance to victims. It also would authorize funding for grants to help law enforcement recover weapons from perpetrators of crimes covered in the bill in addition to grants to provide legal assistance to the victims of crimes and their families.

    It also would authorize funding for the Sexual Assault Services Program, which provides assistant to nonprofit organizations helping sexual assault victims and funding prevention programs and for young victims of the crimes outlined to access services such as counseling.

    It also would create protections in housing for victims of domestic violence, prohibit retaliation in housing and authorize funding for transitional housing assistance grants for victims.

    The bill also would require studies on the barrier to economic security for victims of the crimes outline, including a Government Accountability Office report on how to address educational costs and student loans for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

    It also would reaffirm the right for Indian tribal courts to try non-tribal members for crimes such as domestic violence and sexual assault. It also would require that prisons and jails place offenders in gendered facilities that corresponds with their gender identity, and would prohibit the Office on Violence Against women from being de-emphasized or merged with other offices within the Department of Justice.

    As amended, it would require the Interior secretary and the attorney general, beginning in the first fiscal year following the bill's enactment, to submit to Congress an annual report on the statistics of Indian women who are missing, murdered or victims of sexual abuse or assault, and provide recommendations on how to improve data collection on missing and murdered Indian women.

    Authorize funding for the grants and programs established by the Violence Against Women Act (PL 103-322) through fiscal 2024. The bill would authorize funding for programs and grants to help law enforcement combat issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and related crimes, as well as provide assistance to victims. It also would authorize funding for grants to help law enforcement recover weapons from perpetrators of crimes covered in the bill in addition to grants to provide legal assistance to the victims of crimes and their families.

    It also would authorize funding for the Sexual Assault Services Program, which provides assistant to nonprofit organizations helping sexual assault victims and funding prevention programs and for young victims of the crimes outlined to access services such as counseling.

    It also would create protections in housing for victims of domestic violence, prohibit retaliation in housing and authorize funding for transitional housing assistance grants for victims.

    The bill also would require studies on the barrier to economic security for victims of the crimes outline, including a Government Accountability Office report on how to address educational costs and student loans for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

    It also would reaffirm the right for Indian tribal courts to try non-tribal members for crimes such as domestic violence and sexual assault. It also would require that prisons and jails place offenders in gendered facilities that corresponds with their gender identity, and would prohibit the Office on Violence Against women from being de-emphasized or merged with other offices within the Department of Justice.

    As amended, it would require the Interior secretary and the attorney general, beginning in the first fiscal year following the bill's enactment, to submit to Congress an annual report on the statistics of Indian women who are missing, murdered or victims of sexual abuse or assault, and provide recommendations on how to improve data collection on missing and murdered Indian women.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) 22-11.
  • March 13, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 52

    Axne, (D-Iowa)Gonzalez, (D-Texas)Napolitano, (D-Calif.)
    Barragan, (D-Calif.)Grijalva, (D-Ariz.)Omar, (D-Minn.)
    Blunt Rochester, (D-Del.)Haaland, (D-N.M.)Richmond, (D-La.)
    Brown, A. (D-Md.)Harder, (D-Calif.)Rouda, (D-Calif.)
    Case, (D-Hawaii)Hill, (D-Calif.)Sablan, (I-N. Marianas)
    Castor, (D-Fla.)Johnson, E.B. (D-Texas)Schakowsky, (D-Ill.)
    Cicilline, (D-R.I.)Krishnamoorthi, (D-Ill.)Shalala, (D-Fla.)
    Cisneros, (D-Calif.)Lawrence, (D-Mich.)Smith, Adam (D-Wash.)
    Clay, (D-Mo.)Lee, (D-Nev.)Titus, (D-Nev.)
    Courtney, (D-Conn.)Levin, (D-Mich.)Trahan, (D-Mass.)
    Davis, S. (D-Calif.)Lofgren, (D-Calif.)Underwood, (D-Ill.)
    Dean, (D-Pa.)Lynch, (D-Mass.)Velazquez, (D-N.Y.)
    DeFazio, (D-Ore.)Maloney, C. (D-N.Y.)Watson Coleman, (D-N.J.)
    Dingell, (D-Mich.)Matsui, (D-Calif.)Welch, (D-Vt.)
    Eshoo, (D-Calif.)McEachin, (D-Va.)Wexton, (D-Va.)
    Espaillat, (D-N.Y.)Meeks, (D-N.Y.)Wild, (D-Pa.)
    Fudge, (D-Ohio)Meng, (D-N.Y.)
    Garcia, (D-Texas)Mucarsel-Powell, (D-Fla.)
  • March 8, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 38

    Boyle, (D-Pa.)Kuster, (D-N.H.)Schiff, (D-Calif.)
    Carbajal, (D-Calif.)Lipinski, (D-Ill.)Schneider, (D-Ill.)
    Clarke, Y. (D-N.Y.)Lowenthal, (D-Calif.)Sewell, (D-Ala.)
    DeGette, (D-Colo.)McNerney, (D-Calif.)Sires, (D-N.J.)
    Demings, (D-Fla.)Moore, (D-Wis.)Speier, (D-Calif.)
    Doggett, (D-Texas)Morelle, (D-N.Y.)Stevens, (D-Mich.)
    Fletcher, (D-Texas)Moulton, (D-Mass.)Suozzi, (D-N.Y.)
    Frankel, (D-Fla.)Nadler, (D-N.Y.)Swalwell, (D-Calif.)
    Gabbard, (D-Hawaii)Norton, (D-D.C.)Vargas, (D-Calif.)
    Himes, (D-Conn.)Pappas, (D-N.H.)Vela, (D-Texas)
    Jackson Lee, (D-Texas)Pelosi, (D-Calif.)Wasserman Schultz, (D-Fla.)
    Kennedy, Joseph P. (D-Mass.)Roybal-Allard, (D-Calif.)Wilson, F. (D-Fla.)
    Kind, (D-Wis.)Sanchez, (D-Calif.)
  • March 7, 2019 — Original cosponsor(s): 1

    Fitzpatrick, (R-Pa.)
  • March 7, 2019 — Read twice and referred to: House Education and Labor, House Energy and Commerce, House Financial Services, House Judiciary, House Natural Resources, House Veterans' Affairs, House Ways and Means.Congressional Record p. H2581