Statement of Senator Chris Coons Before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee

Thank you Senator Grassley. I just wanted to add my thanks and congratulations to Senator Hatch for his leadership on this strong and necessary bi-partisan bill as Senator Feinstein has laid out. It’s essential to ensure that the victims of child pornography have a legally sound formula. A number of us worked in a bi-partisan basis in the last Congress to get the Victims of Child Abuse Act reauthorized. That simply fixes the immediate crisis intervention by law enforcement. This provides a mechanism for restitution that is essential and vital and I thank you for your hard work on it.