Finally Senator Blunt says the Right Thing

Dear Mr. Stoda ,

Thank you for contacting me regarding programs to protect women from domestic violence and abuse.

Our homes should be places of safety- not violence. Legislation proposing a federal response to the problem of violence against women was first introduced in 1990 and enacted in 1994 under the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act. Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) programs support community efforts to effectively respond to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. As a member of the House of Representatives, I supported measures that increased the protection of women and children against violent crimes, including expansions of the VAWA.

Every individual has the right to live a life of dignity, free from abuse. As a nation, we have a responsibility to ensure that our vulnerable are cared for and that abusive individuals are punished to the fullest extent of the law.

In the Senate, the process of funding violence prevention and prosecution programs occurs through the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I voted to protect funding levels for these programs for 2012.

This fall, I joined Senator Chris Coons of Delaware in launching the bipartisan Senate Law Enforcement Caucus. My goal is to bring Missourians’ concerns to the table as we work to improve America’s law enforcement organizations. An effective law enforcement structure is a key element in protecting women and children from domestic violence.

As the VAWA reauthorization is considered in the Senate, I will keep your thoughts in mind.

Agai n, thank you for contacting me. I look forward to continuing our conversation on Facebook ( ) and Twitter ( ) about the important issues f acing Missouri and the country. I also encourage you to visit my website ( ) to learn more about where I stand on the issues and sign-up for my e-newsletter .

Sincere regards,

Roy Blunt
United States Senator

About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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