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Murray Statement on Secretary of Energy’s Proposed Solution to Sexual Assault

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, issued the following statement on Secretary of Energy Rick Perry’s suggestion that electricity might help prevent sexual assault.


“Hopefully Secretary Perry has now been informed that sexual assault in our country and around the world can’t simply be solved with more ‘fossil fuels.’ And as Secretary DeVos weighs rolling back critical sexual assault protections for students, his bizarre comment is unfortunately just the latest example of the Trump Administration’s dismissive, deeply misinformed approach to a threat that people across the country, especially women, face and live with every day.”