Putting a Stop to Domestic Violence

Congressman Jim Matheson
2013-03-06 12:20:32
Dear Friend, Last week I joined both Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives and voted �in favor of S. 47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,�our�nation�s landmark anti-domestic violence law. Specifically, this bill renews support for state and local programs that help victims of domestic�violence with housing assistance, child protection and legal support. It also assists state and local law enforcement in their efforts to combat crimes�of sexual assault, domestic abuse and dating violence. I believe violence of any kind, including domestic violence, is wrong and should never be tolerated. �Domestic violence in our country is too prevalent and it is important we address this serious problem in our country as aggressively as possible. Since legislation like this was first passed�in 1994, I believe great progress has been made by local advocates and law enforcement who work together to prosecute the perpetrators and aid the victims of violence. �It is a priority of mine to see that progress continue. I am pleased that last week's bill moved forward without delay, passing the �House of Representatives by a vote of 286-138. �This significant show of support from both parties underscores an excellent example of reaching compromise to pass common sense legislation. �The bill has also passed the U.S. Senate in a similar bipartisan vote and has been assured approval by the President. I am constantly looking for issues that matter to Utah families like yours that I am honored to represent. �If there are topics, like preventing violence and supporting important programs in our communities, which matter to you, please let me know.� I value your ideas and I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Jim Matheson U.S. Representative 4th District of Utah
March 06, 2013

Dear Friend,

Last week I joined both Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives and voted  in favor of S. 47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, our nation�s landmark anti-domestic violence law. Specifically, this bill renews support for state and local programs that help victims of domestic violence with housing assistance, child protection and legal support. It also assists state and local law enforcement in their efforts to combat crimes of sexual assault, domestic abuse and dating violence.

I believe violence of any kind, including domestic violence, is wrong and should never be tolerated.  Domestic violence in our country is too prevalent and it is important we address this serious problem in our country as aggressively as possible. Since legislation like this was first passed in 1994, I believe great progress has been made by local advocates and law enforcement who work together to prosecute the perpetrators and aid the victims of violence.  It is a priority of mine to see that progress continue.

I am pleased that last week's bill moved forward without delay, passing the  House of Representatives by a vote of 286-138.  This significant show of support from both parties underscores an excellent example of reaching compromise to pass common sense legislation.  The bill has also passed the U.S. Senate in a similar bipartisan vote and has been assured approval by the President.

I am constantly looking for issues that matter to Utah families like yours that I am honored to represent.  If there are topics, like preventing violence and supporting important programs in our communities, which matter to you, please let me know.  I value your ideas and I look forward to hearing from you.


Sincerely,

U.S. Representative
4th District of Utah
 

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