Congressman McCaul Sends a Second Letter Asking for Additional Funding to Help Victims of Domestic Violence During COVID-19

May 5, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10) sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell asking for additional funding to support victims of of domestic violence. 

The letter addresses the need for a place of refuge, so victims do not have to live with their abusers and also Personal Protective Equipment for the caretakers who tend to those who have been abused. 

"Over the last several months we have seen an increase in domestic violence cases throughout the U.S. and as stay-at-home orders continue to be enforced throughout the United States. We cannot sit idly by while victims of domestic violence live in fear as they shelter with their abusers," said Congressman McCaul. 

The letter suggests Congress work with the hospitality industry to provide immediate housing for victims. The hospitality industry has already partnered with health care professionals for emergency housing during the crisis and the same could be done for victims of domestic violence. 

Additionally, it calls for specific funding for PPE for the care takers who tend to victims of domestic violence to ensure their safety and ability to continue serving on the frontlines. 

Click here to read the letter.