Senate passes Hassan bill aimed at helping prevent child abuse

Sen. Maggie Hassan passed a bill with other senators to increase funding to make child abuse reporting more effective
Published: Aug. 5, 2022 at 9:14 AM EDT
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WASHINGTON (WCAX) - The U.S. Senate has passed a new bipartisan bill from New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan that focuses on preventing child abuse.

Hassan, a Democrat, teamed up with Texas Sen. John Cornyn, a Republican, on legislation to help people who work with children recognize signs of child abuse.

The bill is named after Jenna Quinn, a Texan and child abuse survivor.

Hassan says the legislation will help save children’s lives by authorizing grants to boost training for adults who work with children.

In a statement, Hassan said, in part: “This bipartisan bill will help ensure that adults working with children can spot the signs of abuse – and act to address it – and help young people know what to do if they are experiencing abuse or hear that a friend is in trouble. Our bill will help to save children’s lives, and I urge the House to quickly pass this bill.”

The bill passed in the Senate. It will now be considered by the House.

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