Title: Break the Cycle of Violence Act
Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Crime prevention: Firearms and explosives: Government information and archives: Hospital care: Housing and community development funding: Performance measurement: State and local government operations: Violent crime: Community life and organization: Crime victims: Health programs administration and funding: Law enforcement administration and funding: Racial and ethnic relations
Description: Authorizes new grant programs to support violence intervention initiatives. Specifically, the Bureau of Justice Assistance must award grants for coordinated violence reduction initiatives in units of local government that are disproportionately impacted by gun and group-related violence. Additionally, the National Institutes of Health must award grants for hospital-based violence intervention programs that reduce the risk of violent injury and retaliation among high-risk patients.
Session: 116th Congress
Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Last Action Date: October 23, 2019
Companion Bill: HB4836
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20 sponsors: Cory Booker (D); Mazie Hirono (D); Kamala Harris (D); Richard Blumenthal (D); Amy Klobuchar (D); Richard Durbin (D); Kirsten Gillibrand (D); Tammy Duckworth (D); Robert Casey (D); Patrick Leahy (D); Christopher Murphy (D); Ron Wyden (D); Christopher Coons (D); Edward Markey (D); Bernard Sanders (I); Elizabeth Warren (D); Robert Menendez (D); Sheldon Whitehouse (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); Jeff Merkley (D);
Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 20% (20 of 100)
|Senate||Oct 23, 2019||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||Oct 29 2019||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Judiciary
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