Udall Calls for Senate Vote on VAWA with Tribal Provisions, Public Safety Bills

“The crisis rates of violence against Native women in particular demand our full attention and immediate action. Native women and families deserve to be safe in their homes and in their communities – full stop. That is why it is unacceptable that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has refused to take up the House-passed Violence Against Women Act reauthorization that includes critical provisions I helped author to promote public safety for women and families in Indian Country,” Udall said.

Heinrich Meets With Community Against Violence, Calls For VAWA To Be Reauthorized Without Delay

Heinrich Meets With Community Against Violence, Calls For VAWA To Be Reauthorized Without Delay

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On June 4, 2019, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) met with Community Against Violence, an organization in Taos serving adult and child survivors of sexual and domestic violence and child abuse in northern New Mexico. In their meeting, they discussed the importance of reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

Udall Calls For A Vote On VAWA With Tribal Provisions To Address Epidemic Of Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women

Udall Calls For A Vote On VAWA With Tribal Provisions To Address Epidemic Of Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women

WASHINGTON – On Friday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, renewed his call on Senate leadership to take up a comprehensive reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) with key Tribal provisions to protect Native women and make Tribal communities safer.