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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 3627

On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, the President signed into law:

H.R. 3627, the "Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act of 2013," which provides for increased penalties for individuals who commit domestic assault and have at least two previous convictions for assault, sexual abuse, or serious violent felony against their child or a child in their care; and requires the Justice Department to report on the penalties for violations of State laws prohibiting child abuse.