Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik cosponsored a resolution to reform the process and handling of sexual assault kits. Unfortunately, due to the inefficiency of the current process, there is a significant backlog of untested sexual assault kits. These kits have proved effective in solving and preventing sexual assaults, but only when they are tested in a timely manner.

“Due to the inefficiency of our system, thousands of pieces of evidence to find the perpetrators of sexual assaults are quite literally collecting dust," said Congresswoman Stefanik. "There is absolutely no excuse for evidence going untested. I’m looking forward to Congress coming together to pass this bipartisan bill.”

This resolution was introduced by Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14), Co-Chair and founder of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence.