Biden thanked lawmakers of each events within the room, together with Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, and Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
“This invoice goes to permit us to guarantee that all of the fines and penalties which are from federal circumstances go to the victims, the Crime Victims Fund, to rebuild this fund, as a result of it is badly wanted,” Biden informed these gathered within the East Room of the White Home. “That is going to allow us to supply extra assist and assist to victims of home violence, sexual assault, youngster abuse, trafficking and different crimes all throughout America.”
“We all know from expertise you all can come collectively in a bipartisan, bicameral strategy to move this invoice. We have to do the identical factor to reauthorize the Violence Towards Ladies Act with out additional delay,” he added.
“It is an ideal honor to have the ability to signal this,” Biden stated, signing the invoice. “That is a type of offers the place what they did is actually and figuratively going to vary the lives of girls and kids and a few males on the market.”