|00:00:00||THAT WERE INTRODUCED IN THE RULES COMMITTEE LAST EVENING AND I WAS WOPPEDERING IF YOU WERE AWARE OF ANY OF THESE -- ANY AMENDMENTS THAT WERE ADOPTED AFTER WE LEFT THE RULES COMMITTEE LAST EVENING?|
|00:00:15||I KNOW THERE WAS A HEARING, I WONDERED IF ANY AMENDMENTS DEMOCRATS INTRODUCED WERE ADOPTED.|
|00:00:26||MS. FOXX: NONE OF THE AMENDMENTS WERE MADE IN ORDER EXCEPT THE MANAGER'S AMENDMENT WHICH BRINGS THE BILL CLOSER TO THE SENATE VERSION OF THE BILL.|
Ms. MOORE. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
I do appreciate the woman walking us through the protocols for the unfunded mandates. And I would submit to her that the National Network to End Domestic Violence, who does a point-in-time counting of domestic violence services nationwide, would indicate that it costs not only personal anguish, but there are costs in society, actual fiscal costs, to not protecting women who are suffering in violent situations.
Right in my own State of Wisconsin, 714,000 women have been assaulted, raped, or stalked by an intimate partner. This number actually exceeds the population of the entire city of Milwaukee. Imagine the cost to employers when people don't show up at work. Imagine the cost in emergency rooms when people show up battered and bruised and broken and have no health insurance.
Approximately half a million of these women were fearful or concerned for their safety. Two hundred and eighty thousand Wisconsin women, 12.7 percent of our population, have been stalked in their lifetime. Imagine the cost of additional police work when these women call the police and nothing has been done in terms of making arrests and asking for accountability.
A study of childhood exposure to violence in Milwaukee has found that 16 percent of Wisconsin adults report having experienced recurring violence between adults in their childhood. Imagine the loss of productivity at schools. There's often a lot of talk about kids being inattentive in school and not being able to pass and succeed in school. Next to hunger, imagine the cost of witnessing and experiencing violence in the home as a cost to society.
I would now like to yield to the gentlelady for a question.
There were several amendments that were introduced in the Rules Committee last evening, and I was wondering if you were aware of any amendments that were adopted after we left the Rules Committee last evening. I know there had been a hearing. I was wondering if any of the amendments that Democrats had introduced were adopted.