"I slapped JK and I’m not sorry" said the Sun headline, angering anti-domestic violence advocates.
Charities say the Domestic Abuse Bill needs to recognise the impact on children after record number of helpline calls in May.
Claims that "defunding the police" will harm women ignore dire problems in policing gender-based crimes today.
Domestic abuse campaigners have warned women could die if abusive men lash out as coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
Sens. Bob Casey and Lisa Murkowski introduced a bill on Thursday that would temporarily waive matching requirements for federal funding.
“Domestic violence and abuse and vulnerabilities are much easier to pick up on in person,” one expert warns, as health visitors move much of their work online and over the phone.
With domestic violence rising, DV shelters struggle to protect victims from both their abusers and the coronavirus.
Victims' commissioner Dame Vera Baird says people are cooped up with their abusers.
“Lawmakers planning future relief packages can’t forget about the women trapped at home with their abusers,” said one advocate.
Campaigners warn abusive men are using the outbreak as an excuse for domestic violence as rate of suspected killings doubles.