Cornyn and advocates blame Democrats for stalling rape kit test funds

October 3, 2019
In The News

Every five years, Debbie Smith watches as Congress comes to the brink of letting the federal program bearing her name expire.

But lawmakers always found a way to pass the Debbie Smith Act, which sends resources to crime laboratories across the country to test rape kits and DNA evidence from other unsolved crimes.

In an odd way, it helped keep Smith’s faith in government — until now.