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The Survivor’s Bill of Rights

The Survivor’s Bill of Rights amends the federal criminal code to establish statutory rights for sexual assault survivors, including the right to: (1) not be prevented from receiving a forensic medical examination and not be charged for an examination; (2) have a sexual assault evidence collection kit (i.e., a rape kit) preserved for 20 years or the maximum applicable statute of limitations, whichever is shorter; (3) receive written notification prior to destruction or disposal of a rape kit; and (4) be informed of these rights and policies. 

The INSPIRE Women Act

 The INSPIRE Women Act compels the director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to encourage women and girls to pursue an education in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Additionally, the Act encourages the connection of current and retired astronauts, scientists, engineers, and other personnel to work with K-12 female STEM students to inspire the next generation of women to consider studying STEM fields and pursue careers in aerospace.

The STOP Act

The STOP Act improves the restrictions and security on all mail sent from foreign countries through the U.S. Postal Service. The bipartisan legislation aims to bar dangerous synthetic drugs like fentanyl and carfentanil from being shipped through our borders to drug traffickers in the United States by requiring all shipments to provide “package level detail information” to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. This will allow law enforcement to identify suspicious packages, stop them in transit, test them, and keep more fentanyl from entering our communities.