Pittenger urges support for "Kilah's Act"
Jul 24, 2013
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2013
CONGRESSMAN PITTENGER URGES CONGRESS TO SUPPORT KILAH DAVENPORT CHILD PROTECTION ACT
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) addressed the U.S. House of Representatives, asking for additional co-sponsors for the Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act of 2013 (H.R. 1311).
First introduced in March, the legislation has achieved 14 co-sponsors and support from top House leadership. Unfortunately, the legislation is currently awaiting action in the House Judiciary Committee, where Members and staff are busy with important issues including the NSA controversy, the Administration’s seizure of the media’s phone records, immigration, and the Benghazi attack.
Today’s public request for additional co-sponsors is part of Congressman Pittenger’s continuing effort, both public and private, to build momentum for moving the Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act out of committee and before the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote.
“Sadly, inadequate and ambiguous child abuse laws are not unique to North Carolina,” Congressman Pittenger explained to his colleagues. “Now is the time to find an appropriate response to ensure the safety and protection of our most precious treasures, America’s children. Those who destroy a child’s future should receive much more than a slap on the wrist.”
To view Congressman Pittenger’s speech, click here or visit his YouTube channel.
For more information on the Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act of 2013, visit Pittenger.House.gov/KilahsLaw.