A bipartisan group of Education and Labor Committee Members introduced legislation today to strengthen federal efforts to prevent and treat the harmful impacts of child abuse. The Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (Stronger CAPTA) includes bold, bipartisan reforms that will help states combat the uptick in child abuse and neglect.

The four Republican co-sponsors are Rep. James Comer (KY-01), Rep. Dusty Johnson (SD-at-Large), Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21), and Ranking Member Virginia Foxx (NC-05). Following the bill’s introduction, the members issued these statements:

Rep. Comer“By providing resources to states and communities to protect children from abuse and neglect, the Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act will play a critically important role in tackling the scourge of child abuse across America. I’m proud to be the lead Republican sponsor of this effort to protect some of the most vulnerable members of our society.”

The four Democrat co-sponsors are Rep. Bobby Scott (VA-03), Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), Rep. Haley Stevens (MI-11), and Rep. Kim Schrier (WA-08).

To read a one-pager on the Stronger CAPTA, click here.

To read the bill text of the Stronger CAPTA, click here.