The House late Wednesday adopted a proposal to increase funding for college campus sexual assault prevention programs.

Adopted by voice vote, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema's (D-Ariz.) amendment to the 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bill would hike funding for grants to reduce campus sexual assault by $1 million, for a total of $12.5 million. It would be offset by cutting the Justice Department's salaries and expenses account by the same amount.


"We must do more to protect students and equip universities to respond appropriately to sexual assault on campus," Sinema said.

Republicans raised no objections to the proposal.

"I think it's a very good amendment," said Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), the chairman of the House Appropriations Commerce-Justice-Science subcommittee. 

Sinema's amendment comes after the Department of Education announced earlier this month that 55 universities were under Title IX investigations for allegedly mishandling campus sexual assault cases.