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House Proceeding 10-26-09 on Oct 26th, 2009 :: 1:05:30 to 1:08:35
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Judy Biggert

1:05:29 to 1:05:49( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: violence victims are mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers. congress must continue to lead in making our nation aware of dome on our society. we can galvanize awareness. therefore i urge my colleagues to suppo house resolution mr. speaker, i reserve the

Judy Biggert

1:05:30 to 1:08:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Judy Biggert

Judy Biggert

1:05:50 to 1:06:10( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from illinois. mrs. biggert: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i might consume. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mrs. biggert: mr. speaker, i rise today in support of house resolution 817, supporting the goals and ideals of national domestic violence awareness

Judy Biggert

1:06:11 to 1:06:31( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: month and expressing the sense of the house of representatives that congress should raise awareness of domestic violence in the united states and its devastating affects on families and communities and support programs designed to end domestic violence. as the gentleman from puerto rico just mentioned, one of every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.

Judy Biggert

1:06:32 to 1:06:53( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: and young kids, boys who witness domestic violence, are twices a likely -- twice as likely to abuse their partners and children when they become adults. the cost of interpartner violence exceeds $5.8 billion each year. as evidenced by these staggering statistics, domestic violence has a far-reaching affect on society.

Judy Biggert

1:06:54 to 1:07:16( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: let me repeat the definition of the gentleman from puerto rico stated. it's the willful intimidation, assault, battery, sexual assault and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another. the epidemic that affects individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, religion, nationality, economic background or

Judy Biggert

1:07:17 to 1:07:37( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: educational background or gender. when we think of domestic violence, we think of the women as being victims but it's also men victimized as well an children that are affected. when we ink of violence as just violence, not domestic violence, but really violence really begins at the home and it

Judy Biggert

1:07:38 to 1:08:00( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: really begins at the back of someone's hand or whatever rather than a stranger an goes throughout the community. so male victims are less likely to report the violence and seek services due to the stigma associated with being a male victim or not being believed or being denied the status of a victim. but both men and women

Judy Biggert

1:08:01 to 1:08:22( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: experience the same dynamics of interpersonal violence, including experiences of disbelief, ridicule and shame, that only enhance their silence. unfortunately the children witness abuse. research has shown that children witnessing domestic violence, living in that environment, may experience some of the same

Judy Biggert

1:08:23 to 1:08:35( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: trauma as abused children. they become fearful, aggressive or withdrawn. adolescents may act out or exhibit risk-taking but domestic violence harms the victim, the children, the abuser

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