Murkowski, Sullivan Help Advocate For Legislation To Combat Domestic Violence

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.
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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.