STATEMENT FROM LT. GOVERNOR BROWN ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF VIOLENCE
AGAINST WOMEN ACT
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (February 28, 2013) – Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown released the following statement today following the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the Violence Against Women Act:
“I want to commend the bipartisan majority in the House who took a stand to ensure the safety of all victims of domestic violence. No family is immune to the horrors of domestic violence--its impact is felt regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, geography or age."
"The critical funding from the Violence Against Women Act allows us to continue providing life-saving resources for victims of domestic violence across our state every day. Although we’ve made significant progress in our efforts to reduce violence against women and children in Maryland, much work remains. Thanks to Congress' reauthorization of VAWA, we’re one step closer to eliminating these senseless crimes.”