Washington, DC – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik helped author and co-lead H.R. 2480 – the Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), and tonight, it passed through the House with bipartisan support. Congresswoman Stefanik issued the following statement:

“I am thrilled that my House colleagues on both sides of the aisle joined me in helping pass the Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, and I urge our Senate colleagues to vote on this legislation as soon as possible. As children across the country remain out of school and child abuse and neglect cases continue to rise, it’s more critical than ever that this bill is signed into law. Children, families, and community-based programs urgently need the support provided in this bill, including my provision to establish a National Child Abuse Hotline.”

Congresswoman Stefanik also co-led this legislation in the 116th Congress. Read her op-ed on the importance of Stronger CAPTA in the Washington Examiner here.