Amendment (3870) will be offered by Sen. Gillibrand to create a formal complaint process allowing sexual assault survivors and their families to file a formal claim for relief. The provision comes from the I am Vanessa Guillen Act which has been incorporated in the House version, H.R. 4104, the Vanessa Guillen Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act, sponsored by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), with 219 co-sponsors.
The Build Back Better Act, the signature piece of legislation of the Biden/Harris Administration, is a comprehensive once-in-several-generations effort to strengthen families’ economic security, reduce poverty, increase opportunities for workers, and provide better access to education and training.
This expansion must be made permanent and fully inclusive so that marginalized families have more opportunities for their children. The expanded and refundable CTC is part of the Build Back Better Act’s package of provisions investing in a wide variety of initiatives, many of them aimed at strengthening families and workers.
Most persons are not aware of being pregnant at six weeks and would only become aware later when obtaining an abortion would be impossible. With restrictions like this, access to abortion care is very limited, especially for people with low incomes and people of color.