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Washington, D.C.— Today, Congressman Emmer announced his effort to give law enforcement additional resources to support survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

Emmer said, “Our officers are often the first to interact with survivors. We must ensure they have sufficient training and resources to help those who have experienced a major traumatic event like sexual assault.”

Emmer sent a letter to Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Robert Aderholt (AL-04) urging them to support implementation of the Abby Honold Act, which was signed into law in March.

The Abby Honold Act is named after a former University of Minnesota student and sexual assault survivor who has performed inspiring work to increase awareness of trauma-informed care techniques. 

The bill was co-led by Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) in the House. Companion legislation in the Senate was led by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Cornyn (R-TX).

The letter is available in its entirety here.