Congressman Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, has cosponsored H.R. 1892, a bill that would provide a clean, one-year reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

Wednesday, Garcia announced his co-sponsorship of a one-year reauthorization of VAWA, an act that effectively expired in bill aims to provide the reauthorization of important services to protect women and children who are survivors of sexual assault or domestic abuse, according to Garcia’s office.

“I am proud to support the clean reauthorization of VAWA, which has proven to provide women and children who are survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault the help and resources they need,” Garcia said. “The reauthorization of VAWA shouldn’t be a partisan issue, nor should it be tied to more partisan pet projects. I am proud to support this bill that would provide necessary services and resources to survivors of domestic abuse.”

This bill would provide the clean reauthorization of VAWA, which enables funding for safety and support for survivors, increases prevention efforts, expands educational awareness on domestic abuse and sexual assault, and more, according to Garcia’s office.

As of Wednesday, text has not been received by Congress for H.R.1892, to reauthorize Department of Justice programs that combat violence against women, and for other purposes.

“Bills are generally sent to the Library of Congress from GPO, the Government Publishing Office, a day or two after they are introduced on the floor of the House or Senate,” reads the H.R. 1892 site. “Delays can occur when there are a large number of bills to prepare or when a very large bill has to be printed.”

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