CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) recently joined Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) to reintroduce the bipartisan, bicameral Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA) to combat sexual assault on college campuses. The measure seeks to protect students by providing them with additional resources and strengthening colleges’ accountability and transparency standards.
“We must do all we can to prevent sexual assault on our college campuses, and make certain our students have access to all available resources and our universities remain accountable,” Senator Capito said. “The Campus Accountability and Safety Act cements standards that strengthen the response to sexual assault crimes, bolster protections for survivors, and ensure transparency throughout the process. I’m proud to join my colleagues and reintroduce this legislation on behalf of our students in West Virginia.”
Specifically, CASA would:
Senator Capito has been a consistent advocate for the Campus Accountability and Safety Act’s passage in the 114th, 115th, and 116th sessions of Congress. Senator Capito has also joined previous efforts to push for justice and accountability in military assault cases through bipartisan Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act, which she co-sponsored.
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