Angelina Jolie meets with White House officials on reauthorizing Violence Against Women Act
(CNN) Actress, activist and humanitarian Angelina Jolie visited the White House on Wednesday and met with officials to discuss reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, a landmark piece of legislation championed by President Joe Biden.
Jolie met with White House press secretary Jen Psaki, communications director Kate Bedingfield and White House Gender Policy Council co-chair Jennifer Klein, a White House official told CNN.
The day before, Jolie was on Capitol Hill meeting with lawmakers about the bill.
Psaki tweeted: "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."
Jolie briefly stopped by the White House press briefing room on Wednesday and spoke with reporters about why she believes the reauthorization of the legislation is so important.
"It's a health crisis, what is happening," Jolie said.
"And it's going to be solved if we look at it as health and families and invest.
... And there is the harm within the families, especially for the children and getting the care early, and the prevention."