Michaud Praises Passage of Bipartisan VAWA Bill

Feb 28, 2013

WASHINGTON, DCToday, Representative Mike Michaud issued the following statement praising passage of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA Reauthorization), which significantly strengthens the ability of the federal government, states, law enforcement, and service providers to combat domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking:

“I’ve long supported strengthening and updating these critical programs, and I’m pleased this bipartisan bill passed the House today. It streamlines current programs and will lead to smarter policies that will help combat violence in even more effective ways.”