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S. 2259: Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2019

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A bill to amend the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act to make improvements.

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Sponsor and status

Robert “Bob” Casey Jr.

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Pennsylvania. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 24, 2019
Length: 91 pages
Jul 24, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jul 24, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 24, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Casey, Murkowski Introduce Bill to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence
    — Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA] (Sponsor) on Jul 26, 2019

Murkowski, Casey Introduce Bill to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence
    — Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 26, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Alliance of Tribal Coalitions to End Violence ATCEV supports this bill on behalf of our organization that provides technical assistance and consultation with tribal coalitions serving Alaska and mainland US. Alaska Natives and American Indians deserve parity with other non native service providers and organizations providing like services.


Jul 24, 2019

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S. 2259 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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