Violence Against Women Act: History and Federal Funding [pdf]

H.Res. 1394 was introduced on 7/31/2008 by Representative Towns. The Bill would (1) applaud the efforts of organizations to combat DV and assist victims and (2) support increasing public awareness of DV and its consequences; For FY2009 House Appropriations Committee $435 million for VAWA programs administered by the DOJ ($200 million for STOP grants) as compared with the Senate Appropriations Committee recommendation of $415 million ($185 million for STOP grants). For FY2009, President Bush requests $280 million for proposed consolidated VAWA program (the Prevention and Prosecution of Violence Against Women and Related Victim Services Program).