Rep. Poe Sponsors Legislation to Raise Awareness of Domestic Violence

VRC Chairs Poe/Costa Hail Passage of Resolution

WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02), founder and co-chair of the Congressional Victims Rights (VRC), announces his resolution to recognize the goals and ideals of Domestic Violence Awareness Month unanimously passed the US House of Representatives. H. Res. 590 had 63 bipartisan cosponsors.

Love never comes with black eyes, bruises and battery, said Poe. America must be concerned about what takes place in our families and the effects of domestic violence on everyone involved. While one-in-four women are victims of domestic violence in their lifetime, they are not alone men and children are victims as well. This is a problem that goes far beyond the relationships of two people. As a lifelong advocate for victims, it is important that we as a country recognize the devastating effects of domestic violence and do everything in our power to put an end to the nightmare.

Congressman Jim Costa (D-CA), Co-Chair of Victims Rights Caucus, issued the following statement:

Victims of domestic violence are our brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, and friends. We need to bring the scourge of domestic violence to the forefront of our communities in hope that educating people about the evils of domestic violence will one day end this awful crime. I am proud to have co-authored this bill, and will continue to work for all victims of crime.

H. Res. 590:

Supporting the goals and ideals of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress should raise awareness of domestic violence in the United States and its devastating effects on families and communities.

Congressman Poe is the founder and co-chair of the Congressional Victims Rights Caucus and life-long advocate for victims and law enforcement. Poe serves on the Board of Directors for the National Childrens Alliance in Washington, DC and the Childrens Assessment Center in Houston, Texas.