Rep. Estes Releases Statement on Violence Against Women Act
WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement on the Violence Against Women Act:
“I have voted three times to support a clean reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Unfortunately, Speaker Nancy Pelosi let VAWA expire in February and is now using it to push unrelated and potentially harmful provisions.
“Like the Democrat's 'Bipartisan Background Checks Bill' that does nothing to end gun violence and the 'For the People Act' that only protects politicians, today's version of VAWA is designed to mislead the American people. As my colleague and domestic-violence survivor Rep. Debbie Lesko said, this bill could make women less safe by forcing shelters for women to admit biological males who identify as women. It also takes away Second Amendment rights from people without due process.
“Instead of including divisive and unrelated provisions in VAWA, Speaker Pelosi should work with Republicans to prevent domestic violence against women.”
Ron Estes is a 5th generation Kansan and represents Kansas’ 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means.