Andi Bottner, senior adviser to Independent Women’s Forum, released the following statement, on the 27th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act:

Twenty-seven years ago, Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) with bipartisan support. There were (and remain) concerns about federal involvement in law enforcement matters, but broad agreement exists that our society needs to do more to prevent and respond to violence against women, to ensure those who abuse and assault women are held accountable, and that those trying to escape violent situations receive assistance. I hope this deeply divided Congress will be able to provide assistance to survivors and resist the temptation to promote overly political agendas.”


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