Congressional proposal requires uniform disciplinary process in sexual assault cases

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is co-sponsoring legislation that aims to make the university experience safer. The 17th District Congresswoman is one of about 20 representatives introducing the House version of the Campus Safety and Accountability act.  The measure focuses on protecting students and standardizing practices regarding sexual assault on college campuses. The bill seeks to hold […]

Party Lines Fall By Wayside For Bipartisan College Rape Bills

A flurry of legislation filed this week aiming to address college sexual assault suggests Republican lawmakers have ignored conservative pundits’ insistence there is no campus rape epidemic. A day after Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) unveiled their anticipated campus rape package, a House companion version was submitted Thursday afternoon with as many […]

Bustos & Bipartisan Coalition of House Members Introduce Campus Safety & Accountability Act to Combat Sexual Assault at Colleges & Universities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and a bipartisan coalition of 18 House Members introduced the House version of the Campus Safety and Accountability Act. The legislation mirrors a bill introduced in the Senate yesterday, which takes aim at sexual assaults on college and university campuses by protecting and empowering students, strengthening accountability […]