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Congressman Anthony Brown announced new legislation to combat domestic violence, and invited advocates to provide comments on it, all on the same day.
Last Wednesday, Brown hosted a roundtable discussion at Community of Hope AME Church, located in Iverson Mall, that brought together domestic violence survivors and advocates to talk about their needs. The District 4 Democrat used the opportunity to announce legislation he has introduced, with 46 co-sponsors, to hopefully provide additional help to law enforcement and victims.
There are more murder cases caused by domestic violence in Prince George's County than in other parts of Maryland. Wednesday, lawmakers including Rep. Anthony Brown, abuse survivors and advocates met to talk about much-needed changes to federal laws. One of those survivors was Mildred Mohammed, the wife of to D.C. sniper John Mohammed; and she spoke to Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins about the changes to the law that she'd like to see happen.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) introduced the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act (H.R. 2670). The bill would close three potentially fatal loopholes in the federal law that allow convicted stalkers and those under temporary restraining orders to buy firearms, while also expanding the definition of “intimate partner” to provide protections to those subjected to physical abuse by current or former dating partners.
Congressman Anthony Brown (MD-04) released the follow statement after House Republicans pulled their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act:
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), along with Congressmen Elijah Cummings (MD-07), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), John Sarbanes (MD-03), John K. Delaney (MD-06), Anthony Brown (MD-04), and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement after Governor Larry Hogan met with Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price today.