2 results for month: 03/2018

U.S. House must support child-pornography victim restitution

The U.S. House should enact a sensible bill to provide restitution to victims of child pornography. The Senate passed the bill in January.

By Seattle Times editorial board

Victims of child pornography are entitled to restitution from those who victimize them, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2014. But the means for doing so are incredibly burdensome, and Congress should change that.

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill to do just that in January, but it has not made any progress in the House.

Abuse and Incest National Network. Her group has endorsed the proposal along with other organizations including the National Center for Victims of Crime.

This bill is a good compromise between previous Senate and House proposals. The House should not hesitate to take the bill up and pass it.

55 State Attorneys General Call for Swift Passage of the AVAA

Last week, attorneys general from both political parties across the entire country signed a letter to House Speaker Ryan, Leader Pelosi, Chair Goodlatte, and Ranking Member Nadler calling for the swift passage by the House of Representatives of the Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act of 2017 (S. 2152).

Thanks to Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes and Washington Attorney General Robert W. Ferguson for co-sponsoring this crucial effort through the National Association of Attorneys General.

This unequivocal support has already had a meaningful impact on the House's consideration of this important bill which is now being finalized for eventual passage.