WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02), Founder and Co-chairman of the Victims’ Rights Caucus, introduced HR 3231, the “Continuing Protection for Victims of Crime and Law Enforcement Act.” This bill will continue appropriations for law enforcement, crime prevention programs and victims’ services under the Department of Justice during the partial government shutdown.

“Victims of crime and those who protect our communities should not be victims of the Senate Shutdown, “said Rep. Poe. The first essential duty of government is to ensure the safety and security of its people. That duty does not stop now.”