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Senate Passes Wagner Legislation to Support Victims of Traumatic Crimes

Jul 20, 2021
Press Release
The Legislation Funds Victims Services Grants That Help Survivors of Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault, Trafficking, Child Abuse, and Other Traumatic Crimes

Washington, D.C.  –  Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) released the following statement after the United States Senate passed the VOCA (Victims of Crime Act) Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act, her legislation that will prevent catastrophic cuts to already diminished federal grants supporting services for victims of serious crimes.

 

“VOCA funding is absolutely essential to survivor recovery.  We are at risk of a devastating funding crisis for victims if the VOCA Fix Act is not signed into law and I thank my colleagues in the Senate for finally passing this important legislation.  I call on President Biden to sign it into law without delay so victims can have confidence we have their backs as they work to find justice and we hold violent perpetrators accountable.”

 

This legislation now goes to President Biden for his signature.