August 24, 2018

Cortez Masto Applauds Passage of Amendment to Study Link between Domestic Violence and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded yesterday’s passage of an amendment she introduced with Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) to require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to report on federal efforts to study the prevalence of traumatic brain injuries in victims of domestic violence. The amendment passed as part of the Defense and Health and Human Services “minibus III” funding bill.

“As Nevada Attorney General, I learned that the scars of domestic violence aren’t always visible. I’ve made it one of my greatest priorities to support survivors of domestic violence. This bipartisan legislation is a first step toward understanding the link between domestic violence and traumatic brain injuries and ensures that we have the necessary data to create effective policy. I will continue working in the Senate to ensure that survivors of domestic violence get the support, treatment, and resources they need to begin healing.”