Senator – a cosponsor of the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act – has long fought to renew the legislation, which expired in 2019
WASHINGTON – At today’s White House bill signing ceremony, Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema applauded the renewal of her bipartisan Violence Against Women Act —legislation she cosponsors and has championed the renewal of since it expired in 2019.
The renewal of the Violence Against Women Act boosts funding for programs protecting Arizona women and families, preventing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking while improving access to essential support services such as healthcare and safe housing for all survivors.
“I’m incredibly proud our Violence Against Women Act became law. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle came together to support survivors, strengthen programs protecting Arizona women and families, and ensure law enforcement – including Tribal authorities – have the tools needed to crack down on abusers and empower survivors,” said Sinema, cosponsor of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
One of Sinema’s first victories in Congress was leading the successful fight to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act in 2013. Working with members of both parties, she ensured the renewal included provisions that gave Tribal governments new tools to protect women. Since the Violence Against Women Act expired in 2019, Sinema has fought to renew the law and ensure stronger protections for survivors, women, and families across Arizona.