WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Adam Smith voted to pass H.R. 1585, a bipartisan, long-term Violence Against Women Act reauthorization:   

“I am honored to join in voting to strengthen and support lifesaving protections for women with the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Passage of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 not only reinstates the critical funding that expired in September 2018, it also adds additional protections for women by strengthening gun laws, expanding protections for Native American women, and providing additional resources for victims of sexual assault on college campuses. With today’s vote, Congress is prioritizing protections and resources for victims of sexual assault, domestic abuse, and stalking – responding to our country’s crisis of domestic violence with action.”