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Marco Rubio Backs Bill Ensuring Survivors of Domestic Violence Not Responsible for Abuser’s Student...
“While Congress eliminated the joint consolidation program in 2006, it did not provide a way for borrowers to sever existing loans, even in the event of domestic violence, economic abuse, or unresponsiveness from a former partner. The Joint Consolidation Loan Separation Act would fix this oversight, which has unfortunately left too many borrowers liable for their former spouse’s student loan debt,” Rubio’s office noted.
Abuse counselors are offering more communication options for victims of domestic violence and shelters are implementing policies to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. Moody urged anyone isolated with an abuser to contact law enforcement and seek help to escape abuse.
“Escaping domestic violence is one of the most difficult things a person can do,” said Crist. “This legislation supports survivors who make the brave choice to restart their lives safely and independently, ensuring one step in that process is a little less burdensome.”
The governor’s office outlined the achievements in areas Nuñez oversees.
Each day in the United States women are victims of all types of violence at the hands of men – murder, domestic abuse, sexual assault – yet too often as a nation we take little or no notice.
State Rep. Dotie Joseph, D-Miami, steered her bill through the House which passed it without opposition this week.