The two Alaska US Senators put their stamp of approval on the POWER Act, to help combat domestic abuse and sexual violence.
'The Pro-bono Work to Empower and Represent', or POWER Act, is bipartisan legislation seeking to increase access to pro-bono legal services for victims of domestic violence.
Legal representation increases the possibility of successfully obtaining a protective order against an attacker from 32 percent without an attorney to 83 percent with an attorney.
Senator Sullivan applauded the bill's Senate passage, while Senator Murkowski is a co-sponsor of the bill.
In a press release Wednesday, Sullivan said the Power Act is a solid avenue to raising awareness that legal assistance is a critical first step in helping victims of domestic violence become survivors.
The House of Representatives still need to pass the bill before the president can sign it.