Ernst's landmark Violence Against Women bill modernization passes
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault, had her landmark bill to modernize and reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) signed into law, an effort she has championed and worked on for more than three years.
Ernst, a member of the Republican Main Street Partnership, joined her fellow leaders of the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act, Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), at the White House on Wednesday for the signing of the legislation. The bill, now law, reauthorizes VAWA through 2027, preserves advancements made in previous reauthorizations, and includes a number of additional improvements to the current law.
Ernst also spoke on the Senate floor (video link) applauding the modernized, reauthorized VAWA.