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Steve C.
Democrat TN 9

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  • Funding to Test Rape Kits

    by Representative Steve Cohen

    Posted on 2015-12-16

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    COHEN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. COHEN. Mr. Speaker, tomorrow the House will vote on an omnibus spending bill, and I look forward to supporting that bill because it does so much good for America, moves us forward, and brings us together as a body to move America forward. Included in there is the amendment I have had on the House floor, and the Senate accepted to add an additional $4 million to test rape kits.

    Mr. Speaker, there is a horrific backlog of rape kits in this country, and the Federal Government has stepped forward. Now we will step forward with $45 million--last year it was $41 million--to give to local governments to reduce the backlog. That means we will be able to catch the guilty and stop them before they violate the law again and violate another woman, because rapists are often serial offenders.

    I look forward to supporting the omnibus bill, protecting women in America, and finding justice for criminals.


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