Angelina Jolie was spotted walking through the Senate basement Tuesday during a visit on Capitol Hill.
The director and "Maleficent" actor was reportedly meeting with Senate lawmakers, including Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerDemocrats press Schumer on removing Confederate statues from Capitol Democrats' do-or-die moment Biden touts 'progress' during 'candid' meetings on .5T plan MORE (N.Y.), about the Violence Against Women Act.
“I’m in DC leading up to the VAWA reauthorization, FBI reforms, and other important protections and rights. I’ve met with experts for years now, learning about best practices including non-biased forensic evidence collection, and advocating for improvements," Jolie said, according to a press release.
"I’m grateful for these timely and valuable meetings with Senators, especially focused on provisions for children’s health.”
The law, originally authored by President BidenJoe BidenFighter jet escorts aircraft that entered restricted airspace during UN gathering Julian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy FBI investigating alleged assault on Fort Bliss soldier at Afghan refugee camp MORE in 1994, lapsed in February of 2019. A Schumer spokesman didn't immediately return a request for comment.
The House passed legislation in March to reauthorize the VAWA.
The bill was introduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson LeeBlack Caucus meets with White House over treatment of Haitian migrants Angelina Jolie spotted in Capitol meeting with senators Elon Musk after Texas Gov. Abbott invokes him: 'I would prefer to stay out of politics' MORE (D-Texas) House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) and would provide grants for state and local governments that are working to address sexual assault, domestic abuse and dating violence and stalking through different programs.
Angelina Jolie walks through the Capitol after meeting with Senate Democratic leadership about the future of VAWA: pic.twitter.com/AISRgc00bd— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) September 14, 2021
Spotted in the Capitol: Angelina Jolie pic.twitter.com/yUAgL2y3CV— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) September 14, 2021
Angelina Jolie, is in fact, on Capitol Hill. Meeting with several lawmakers, including @SenSchumer.— Julie Tsirkin (@JulieNBCNews) September 14, 2021
I am now on the Jolie beat for the afternoon.
According to the release, Jolie met with senators to support the reauthorization, and asked them to include "provisions to better protect children against domestic violence and to prioritize children's health and safety in legal responses to trauma, including through judicial training and advancements in forensic evidence collection."
On Wednesday morning, White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiBiden does not plan to shield Trump docs in Jan. 6 probe The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Arizona recount to show Trump's loss by even wider margin Watch live: Psaki, Homeland Secretary Mayorkas hold press briefing MORE tweeted Wednesday morning that she had also met "with the tireless and committed" Jolie to discuss the issue.
Met briefly this morning with the tireless and committed #AngelinaJolie this morning to talk about the importance of reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act and the importance of continuing to fight for women, children and families around the world— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) September 15, 2021
Jolie, a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and a human rights activist, has long flirted with a political bid.
"Never say never," the 46-year-old performer said in a 2019 interview.
—Updated Wednesday at 11:18 a.m.