Maloney will introduce House companion to Campus Accountability and Safety Act
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) plans to introduce the House version of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act unveiled earlier today by a bipartisan coalition of eight United States Senators. Last year, Maloney led the fight to pass the Campus SaVE Act as part of the Violence Against Women Act. The Congresswoman will spend August working to secure bipartisan cosponsors for the measure.
“We made great progress with the Campus SaVE Act, and the changes we secured are just starting to go into effect,” said Maloney. “But sexual assault on our college campuses has reached epidemic proportions and more must be done to address the ambiguities in the law, beef up protections, improve reporting, and strengthen enforcement. Rape is a horrific crime that exacts a physical and psychological toll on survivors. Women trying to get an education, shouldn’t have to worry that they might also be victimized by predators on their campuses.”
Maloney plans to introduce legislation identical to what was introduced in the Senate today and applauds the work of Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Dean Heller (R-NV), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Mark Warner (D-VA).