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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published February 12, 2013

STATEMENT FROM LT. GOVERNOR BROWN ON SENATE PASSAGE OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT



STATEMENT FROM LT. GOVERNOR BROWN ON SENATE PASSAGE OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT

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STATEMENT FROM LT. GOVERNOR

BROWN ON SENATE PASSAGE OF

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (February 13, 2013) – Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown today released the following statement today following the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA):

“Whether it’s helping law enforcement get the training they need to keep our communities safe or providing funding for our 7 hospital-based Domestic Violence screening programs, The Violence Against Women Act has been a crucial tool in reducing violent crime against women and children in Maryland by 21.4 percent over the past 6 years. Senator Barbara Mikulski and Senator Ben Cardin showed tremendous leadership in standing up for what’s right and getting the Senate to take action. I urge House Republicans to follow suit and bring this bill to a vote so the President can sign this critical legislation.”