US Rep Bass to Visit Crisis Center, Present Flag to Veterans at Senior Living Facility in Keene

Wednesday, June 13, 2012, starting at 10:00 a.m.

KEENE, NH – On Wednesday, June 13, 2012, starting at 10:00 a.m., Congressman Charles F. Bass (NH-02) will visit the Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention in Keene and later present a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol to a senior living facility to honor the community’s veterans.

10:00 a.m.: Visit the Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention and participate in a roundtable discussion about the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and other policy issues. Bass will meet staff at their offices at 12 Court Street, Suite 103, at 10:00 a.m., and then the group will walk to the Keene Public Library (Trustee Room), located at 60 Winter Street, at approximately 10:20 a.m. for the roundtable discussion.

Bass has been a strong supporter of reauthorizing VAWA in a bipartisan manner.  He voted against a House bill last month that would have had an impact on crisis centers in New Hampshire and did not adequately protect all victims of abuse.  Bass also joined seven of his colleagues in urging House Leadership to consider a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the program.  Bass is the lead Republican cosponsor of bipartisan legislation to reauthorize three existing health programs within VAWA that are designed to strengthen the health care system’s response to and identification of victims through an enhanced public health response to abuse.

11:30 a.m.: Present a U.S. flag flown over the Capitol to Bentley Commons, a senior assisted living facility in Keene, which just constructed a new flagpole on their property.  In time for Flag Day on June 14th, Bass will present a flag to recognize the veterans who are now living at the facility.  Bentley Commons is located at 197 Water Street in Keene.