Pelosi Statement on Trump Administration Rescinding Title IX Guidance Protecting Victims of Sexual Assault


Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rescinded Obama-era guidance protecting victims of sexual assault:

“The Trump Administration’s decision to roll back vital protections for victims of campus sexual assault is a shocking attack on women and a disturbing reminder of this White House’s dismissive attitude toward survivors.

“Six years ago, the Obama Administration acknowledged the fundamental right to be free from abuse, harassment and fear by expanding Title IX protections and bolstering its enforcement.  Now, the Trump Administration is dismantling that progress and tearing away the protections that millions of young women and men rely on for safety and justice.

“All students have the right to feel safe on campus.  Democrats will continue to stand with survivors, and fight the Trump Administration’s outrageous, immoral attacks on Title IX protections.”