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Titles (17)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2021

Short Titles as Passed House for portions of this bill
  • Closing the Law Enforcement Consent Loophole Act of 2021
  • Kayden's Law
  • Keeping Children Safe From Family Violence Act
  • Ramona Brant Improvement of Conditions for Women in Federal Custody Act
  • SHIELD Act of 2021
  • SIMARRA Act
  • Stop Infant Mortality And Recidivism Reduction Act
  • Stopping Harmful Image Exploitation and Limiting Distribution Act of 2021

Short Title(s) as Introduced

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021

Short Title(s) as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Closing the Law Enforcement Consent Loophole Act of 2021
  • Kayden’s Law
  • Keeping Children Safe From Family Violence Act
  • Ramona Brant Improvement of Conditions for Women in Federal Custody Act
  • SIMARRA Act
  • Stop Infant Mortality And Recidivism Reduction Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
03/17/2021Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 244 - 172 (Roll no. 86).(text: CR H1432-1456)
03/08/2021Introduced in House

All Actions (38)

Date Chamber All Actions
03/18/2021SenateReceived in the Senate.
03/17/2021-7:33pmHouseThe Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 1620.
03/17/2021-5:11pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
03/17/2021-5:11pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 244 - 172 (Roll no. 86). (text: CR H1432-1456)
03/17/2021-4:23pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
03/17/2021-4:22pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table. Agreed to without objection.
03/17/2021-4:22pmHouseH.Amdt.32 On agreeing to the Stefanik amendment (A003) Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 177 - 249 (Roll no. 85).
03/17/2021-3:34pmHouseH.Amdt.33 On agreeing to the Wagner amendment (A004) Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 242 - 174 (Roll no. 84).
03/17/2021-2:46pmHouseH.Amdt.31 On agreeing to the Nadler amendments (A002) Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228 - 197 (Roll no. 83).
03/17/2021-1:58pmHouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
03/17/2021-1:58pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1476-1479)
03/17/2021-1:58pmHousePursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, the House resumed consideration of H.R. 1620.
03/17/2021-1:06pmHousePursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, further consideration of H.R. 1620 was postponed.
03/17/2021-1:06pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Wagner amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Wagner demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
03/17/2021-1:05pmHouseH.Amdt.33 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A004) pursuant to the rule.
03/17/2021-12:57pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 233, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wagner amendment No. 40.
03/17/2021-12:56pmHouseH.Amdt.33 Amendment (A004) offered by Mrs. Wagner. (consideration: CR H1474-1475, H1477-1478; text: CR H1474)
03/17/2021-12:55pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Stefanik amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Stefanik demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
03/17/2021-12:55pmHouseH.Amdt.32 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A003) pursuant to the rule.
03/17/2021-12:46pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 233, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Stefanik amendment No. 36.
03/17/2021-12:45pmHouseH.Amdt.32 Amendment (A003) offered by Ms. Stefanik. (consideration: CR H1472-1474, H1478; text: CR H1472-1473)
03/17/2021-12:45pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Nadler amendment en bloc No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Fischbach demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
03/17/2021-12:44pmHouseH.Amdt.31 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A002) pursuant to the rule.
03/17/2021-12:28pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 233, the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Nadler en bloc amendment No. 1.
03/17/2021-12:28pmHouseH.Amdt.31 Amendments en bloc (A002) offered by Mr. Nadler. (consideration: CR H1463-1472, H1476-1477; text: CR H1464-1470)
03/17/2021-11:32amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1620.
03/17/2021-11:30amHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 1620, H.R. 6, H.R. 1603, H.R. 1868 and H.J. Res. 17. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on H.R. 1620, H.R. 6, H.R. 1603, H.R. 1868, and H.J.Res. 17. The resolution provides that H.Res. 232 is hereby adopted.
03/17/2021-11:30amHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 233. (consideration: CR H1432-1475)
03/16/2021-3:49pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 233 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1620, H.R. 6, H.R. 1603, H.R. 1868 and H.J. Res. 17. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on H.R. 1620, H.R. 6, H.R. 1603, H.R. 1868, and H.J.Res. 17. The resolution provides that H.Res. 232 is hereby adopted.
03/08/2021HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Ways and Means, Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce, Veterans' Affairs, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
03/08/2021HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Ways and Means, Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce, Veterans' Affairs, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
03/08/2021HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Ways and Means, Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce, Veterans' Affairs, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
03/08/2021HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Ways and Means, Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce, Veterans' Affairs, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
03/08/2021HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Ways and Means, Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce, Veterans' Affairs, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
03/08/2021HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Ways and Means, Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce, Veterans' Affairs, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
03/08/2021HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Ways and Means, Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce, Veterans' Affairs, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
03/08/2021HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H1096)
03/08/2021HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (186)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 03/08/2021
Del. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 03/08/2021
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]* 03/08/2021
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Ross, Deborah K. [D-NC-2]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Horsford, Steven [D-NV-4]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Wild, Susan [D-PA-7]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Phillips, Dean [D-MN-3]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Jacobs, Sara [D-CA-53]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Mrvan, Frank J. [D-IN-1]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Williams, Nikema [D-GA-5]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Luria, Elaine G. [D-VA-2]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5]* 03/08/2021
Rep. O'Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Torres, Ritchie [D-NY-15]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Strickland, Marilyn [D-WA-10]* 03/08/2021
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-5]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Houlahan, Chrissy [D-PA-6]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Garcia, Sylvia R. [D-TX-29]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-2]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Trahan, Lori [D-MA-3]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-3]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Jones, Mondaire [D-NY-17]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Stevens, Haley M. [D-MI-11]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Casten, Sean [D-IL-6]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Fletcher, Lizzie [D-TX-7]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Escobar, Veronica [D-TX-16]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]* 03/08/2021
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Manning, Kathy E. [D-NC-6]* 03/08/2021
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9]* 03/08/2021
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Allred, Colin Z. [D-TX-32]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Kahele, Kaiali'i [D-HI-2]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8]* 03/08/2021
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Gonzalez, Vicente [D-TX-15]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Davids, Sharice [D-KS-3]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Omar, Ilhan [D-MN-5]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Bush, Cori [D-MO-1]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Stanton, Greg [D-AZ-9]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Newman, Marie [D-IL-3]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Sherrill, Mikie [D-NJ-11]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1]* 03/08/2021
Del. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Leger Fernandez, Teresa [D-NM-3]* 03/08/2021
Del. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria [D-NY-14]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Tlaib, Rashida [D-MI-13]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Auchincloss, Jake [D-MA-4]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7]* 03/08/2021
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 03/09/2021
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 03/09/2021
Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1] 03/09/2021
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-2] 03/09/2021
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 03/09/2021
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] 03/09/2021
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] 03/09/2021
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20] 03/09/2021
Rep. Levin, Andy [D-MI-9] 03/09/2021
Rep. Murphy, Stephanie N. [D-FL-7] 03/09/2021
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] 03/09/2021
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7] 03/16/2021
Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7] 03/16/2021
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 03/16/2021
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] 03/16/2021
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 03/16/2021
Rep. Wexton, Jennifer [D-VA-10] 03/16/2021
Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1] 03/16/2021
Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8] 03/16/2021
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] 03/16/2021
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] 03/16/2021
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8] 03/16/2021
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 03/16/2021
Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8] 03/17/2021
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] 03/17/2021
Rep. McBath, Lucy [D-GA-6] 03/17/2021
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] 03/17/2021

Committees (7)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Judiciary03/08/2021 Referred to
House Financial Services03/08/2021 Referred to
House Ways and Means03/08/2021 Referred to
House Education and Labor03/08/2021 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce03/08/2021 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs03/08/2021 Referred to
House Natural Resources03/08/2021 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Shown Here:
Passed House (03/17/2021)

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021

This bill modifies and reauthorizes through FY2026 programs and activities under the Violence Against Women Act that seek to prevent and respond to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.

The bill also authorizes new programs, makes changes to federal firearms laws, and establishes new protections to promote housing stability and economic security for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.