BREAKING NEWS: Judiciary Committee Passes Biden Bills to Protect Families
Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed two bipartisan bills by U.S. Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-DE) designed to protect families from violence at home and on the Internet. The legislation provides greater roles for federal leadership and increased resources to protect children against exploitation online and create a network of volunteer attorneys to combat domestic violence.
“When it comes to protecting communities from violence, federal resources and attention are sorely lacking,” said Sen. Biden, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs. “We need to give law enforcement and community organizations the tools they need to help protect families across the country from becoming victims. And, we need to connect victims with the resources they need to move on with their lives.”
The Judiciary Committee unanimously approved the Combating Child Exploitation Act of 2007 (S.1738) and the National Domestic Violence Volunteer Attorney Network Act (S.1515). Before these bills can be signed into law, the full Senate must vote on the legislation.
Read the full press release from Sen. Biden's office
Read the text of Combating Child Exploitation Act of 2007 (S.1738) (PDF)
Read the text of National Domestic Violence Volunteer Attorney Network Act (S.1515) (PDF)