CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Almost a week after a block in the U.S. Senate, the Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act has officially passed Congress.
In a Wednesday night vote, the Senate passed what is locally known as “Kilah’s Law,” named for Kilah Davenport.
The 3-year-old girl was beaten by her stepfather in 2012. She died in March. Joshua Houser was sentenced to 92 to 123 months in prison for felony child abuse.
US Senate just approved #KilahsLaw by unanimous consent! Next step - President Obama's signature.— Rep Robert Pittenger (@reppittenger) May 7, 2014
Pleased the Senate passed the Kilah Davenport Act tonight.— Richard Burr (@SenatorBurr) May 7, 2014