White House and Congress Honor the National Sexual Assault Hotline
July 2006 — On July 20, 2006, Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA), who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, joined his colleague, Senator Joe Biden (D-DE), in introducing a resolution expressing support for the National Sexual Assault Hotline. S. Res. 537 commends those who staff the Hotline for helping one million callers over the last 12 years. Former Senator Bill Frist (R-TN), who served as Senate Majority Leader during the 109th Congress, cosponsored this resolution before it passed the full United States Senate by unanimous consent on September 8, 2006.
Download S. Res. 537 (PDF, 33KB).
“I appreciate all those involved with RAINN and the hotline for your work to restore dignity and hope in the lives of sexual assault victims.
A bipartisan group of House members introduced a nearly identical resolution on June 22. The cosponsors of H. Res. 889 include representatives Dave Reichert (R-WA), Ted Poe (R-TX), Jim Costa (D-CA), and Ted Strickland (D-OH).
President George W. Bush also issued a greeting on the occasion of the Hotline's one millionth call for help. As stated by the president: "I appreciate all those involved with RAINN and the hotline for your work to restore dignity and hope in the lives of sexual assault victims... Laura and I send our best wishes."