VAWA-Legislative History Rape Protections and Housing Confidentiality Congressional Record (July30, 1995) [pdf]

Congressional Record July 30, 1995 Senator Biden discussing amendments in federal law needed to ensure that rape was included as on of the federal laws that is defined as causing serious bodily injury. Contains a significant statement on rape and the need for greater protections for rape victims. Discusses the important role of the Violence Against Women Act. This congressional record also includes the introduction of a 1996 Housing Act including early housing protections providing confidentiality for victims.