Maloney Joins Rep. Speier to Defend Title IX Protections for Sexual Assault Survivors

Oct 12, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), sponsor of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA), today joined Rep. Jackie Speier(CA-14) as she introduced H.R. 4030, The Title IX Protection Act, which will codify Title IX protections for sexual assault survivors. Rep. Maloney is an original cosponsor of the bill.

The Title IX Protection Act codifies into law guidance released under the Obama, George W. Bush, and Clinton Administrations to provide clear standards for sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention and response that colleges and universities must meet under Title IX, which ensures educational equality for men and women. H.R. 4030 is a response to Secretary DeVos’s recent actions to rescind this guidance and allow schools to discriminate against survivors.

“I am proud to join Rep. Speier and many of my colleagues to make permanent Title IX protections for sexual assault survivors. Secretary DeVos’s decision to rollback these protections threatens the safety and wellbeing of college students. This change in policy creates confusion at best, and catastrophe at worst.  Students should never feel they are unsafe on their campuses, and they should be confident that college administrators are held accountable for ensuring their safety. The Title IX Protection Act sets clear standards that a preponderance of evidence be used for Title IX grievances, which is the standard for other civil rights law. It is our duty as lawmakers to make sure that students’ civil rights aren’t infringed upon and that they have a safe environment in which to learn and grow.”