South Carolina’s 4th District Congressman Trey Gowdy has been named to panel that will negotiate the outcome of federal Violence Against Woman Act legislation. House Speaker John Boehner announced Gowdy to the conference committee, saying, “Completing work on legislation to renew and strengthen the Violence Against Women Act is critical in our efforts to combat domestic violence and sexual assault. The law has broad, bipartisan support in both chambers, and I’m announcing our negotiators today in the hopes that we can begin to resolve the differences between the House and Senate bills.”
Gowdy, a member of the Judiciary Committee, says the issue transcends politics. He was named to the committee in part because of a House speech (below)he made about a South Carolina case.