WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus (VRC), and Rep. Al Green (D-TX) introduced H.Res. 492, to raise awareness and bring attention to domestic violence and its rampant presence in the United States. This bipartisan resolution was introduced during the month of October to highlight Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

“Domestic violence is not “just a family issue,” said Rep. Ted Poe. “Our communities must know that domestic violence is not only socially unacceptable but that it will not be tolerated. As a lifelong advocate for victims, our society and country must recognize the devastating effects of domestic violence and do everything in our power to put an end to this nightmare. Like my grandmother always taught me: you never hurt someone you claim to love.”