Tulsi Gabbard on Sexual Assault

Key Points

  • Tulsi has worked vigorously to bring attention and provide assistance to victims of human trafficking, a modern day form of slavery that compels millions of people in the United States and abroad into exploitative labor and commercial sex

  • Tulsi has sponsored legislation to help human trafficking victims, military sexual assault survivors, victims of sexual harassment in Congress, and young athletes who face sexual assault

  • Tulsi believes that survivors of sexual assault deserve a fair, safe, and transparent process to seek justice


  • Tulsi is an original co-sponsor of H.R. 6545 - Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2018, which builds on more than two decades of progress to address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, including in native and indigenous communities

  • Tulsi is an original co-sponsor of H.R. 459 - Trafficking Survivors Relief Act of 2017, bipartisan legislation would create a process for victims of human trafficking to request relief from non-violent federal crimes committed as a direct result of human trafficking

  • Tulsi co-sponsored H.R. 3775 - Military Sexual Assault Victims Empowerment (SAVE) Act, which gives survivors the option to seek reimbursable care from non-VA/TRICARE medical providers who can best provide the care these victims need

  • Tulsi is an original co-sponsor of H.R. 2016 - Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013, which is a bipartisan, bicameral effort to effort to restore the faith of the American people and military sexual assault survivors by removing decision-making from the chain of command, and empowering experienced trial counsel to determine whether to take a case to a special or general court-martial proceeding

  • Tulsi is an original co-sponsor of H.R. 4494 - Congressional Accountability and Hush Fund Elimination Act - bipartisan, comprehensive legislation would ensure that perpetrators are held personally and financially accountable for their actions by ending taxpayer-funded harassment settlements and require any individual who has settled such a claim using taxpayer funds to fully reimburse the Treasury

  • Tulsi is a co-sponsor of H.R. 4396 - Member and Employee Training and Oversight On (ME TOO) Congress Act, a bipartisan, comprehensive bill to prevent sexual harassment in Congress, and provide a fair, transparent path to justice for victims

  • Tulsi voted to pass S.534 - Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017: bipartisan legislation to strengthen reporting requirements and increase protections for young athletes across the country

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