Congressman Scott: We're 'optimistic' stronger child abuse laws will pass, children like Heaven Watkins 'should not lose their life'

A U.S. Congressional Committee passed legislation Wednesday that would strengthen the existing Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and create a national system in which states would be required to share its child abuse registries. It would also designate more funds for child abuse prevention and treatment nationwide.
Published: 6:13 PM EDT May 13, 2019
Updated: 6:12 PM EDT May 13, 2019