S.5 - A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.113th Congress (2013-2014)
||Sen. Reid, Harry [D-NV] (Introduced 01/22/2013)
||Senate - Judiciary
||01/22/2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)
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Introduced in Senate (01/22/2013)
Expresses the sense of the Senate that Congress should: (1) reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA); (2) renew the commitment of the United States to providing the resources necessary to combat all forms of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking; (3) build upon the success of VAWA in transforming the criminal justice and community-based response to abuse by bolstering and streamlining the programs, grants, and coalitions created by VAWA and expanding the reach of VAWA to meet the remaining needs of victims; (4) continue to provide the training, tools, and resources necessary for law enforcement officers and victim service providers to hold the perpetrators of domestic and sexual violence accountable and to keep victims safe; and (5) ensure that all victims of domestic and sexual violence receive the support and protections provided by VAWA.