01.26.17

After Murray Push, Trump Dept. of Ed Releases List of Investigations into Mishandled Sexual Assault Cases on Campus

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, following criticism from U.S. Senator Patty Murray, top Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, the Trump Administration cited a “misunderstanding” and released a weekly public list of active investigations into potentially mishandled cases of sexual assault on college campuses, as the Department of Education has done for the last two years.

 

“I’m glad that the Trump Administration chose this week to reconsider keeping this important information from survivors, students, and families—and I will push them to continue releasing it. Millions of women and men marched just days ago to make clear that they aren’t going to accept efforts to roll back progress  for women and survivors, and I’m going to stand with them in holding President Trump accountable.”

 

According the Centers for Disease Control, one in five women will experience sexual assault while in college. The Senate HELP Committee held a bipartisan hearing on the issue of campus sexual assault in July 2015.

 

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