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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:21 PM

Eight Senators Vote To Block Violence Against Women Act

Eight Senators Vote To Block Violence Against Women Act

By Annie-Rose Strasser

Eight Senators on Monday voted not to consider the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, a bill that protects victims of domestic violence. The Senators who voted against moving to debate on the bill were: Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), Tim Scott (R-SC), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Mike Johanns (R-NE), Rand Paul (R-KY), Pat Roberts (R-KS), and James Risch (R-ID).

VAWA’s reauthorization has been caught up in partisan gridlock over added provisions that would protect undocumented immigrants, as well as LGBT and Native American victims of domestic violence. Congress failed to reauthorize the bill by the end of 2012, and the Senate is now considering the same legislation again, in its new legislative session.

All of the women in the Senate, with the exception of Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE), co-sponsored the legislation.

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http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/02/04/1540321/senators-block-vawa/


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Reply Eight Senators Vote To Block Violence Against Women Act (Original post)
ProSense Feb 2013 OP
marmar Feb 2013 #1
ProSense Feb 2013 #4
HockeyMom Feb 2013 #2
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #3
smirkymonkey Feb 2013 #10
siligut Feb 2013 #11
jorno67 Feb 2013 #5
freshwest Feb 2013 #6
ProSense Feb 2013 #7
freshwest Feb 2013 #9
ProSense Feb 2013 #13
davidn3600 Feb 2013 #8
Terra Alta Feb 2013 #12
liberal_at_heart Feb 2013 #14

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:23 PM

1. Scum. All of them.

nt

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Response to marmar (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:34 PM

4. You're being too kind. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:25 PM

2. Lesbians, Immigrants, and Natives

Women aren't equal, and some women are even less equal.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:28 PM

3. These men hate women .......... can not be anything else

If they have problems with the bill itself then they should let it come up for debate
then we would learn what they do not like about it, otherwise I say these people hate women and should not be senators and should resign

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:04 PM

10. +1000

If you hate half the population that you are governing, you have no business being in public office. Period.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:06 PM

11. They want power over women

They want men dominate women.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:36 PM

5. code name - the crazy eight

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:46 PM

6. Dammit.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:52 PM

7. The bill moves to a final vote, but this

piece is shining a light on the Senate teabaggers who voted against ending debate. The vote was 85 yeas, 8 nays.

Roll call: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00012




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Response to ProSense (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:03 PM

9. The people they vote against recieving equal treatment consistently - it's very telling.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:32 AM

13. Looks like the TP post went viral in a big way. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:00 PM

8. Why is it called this and not simply Anti-domestic Violence Act?

It makes it appear women are the only victims of domestic violence.

What about men? What about children?

I mean if we are going to make a law on domestic violence, why are we singling out specific demographics? Shouldn't it apply to everyone? I dont care what the race or gender or sexual orientation. Domestic violence is wrong in every situation.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:19 PM

12. may they all rot in hell.

Don't any of these men have wives.. daughters.. sisters.. obviously all of them had a mother at some point in their lives. What if one of their female relatives became a victim of domestic violence?

As a Native American, bisexual woman this disgusts me.. these people are not MEN.. a real MAN would stand up for women's rights!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:34 AM

14. Marco Rubio will come to regret that if he decides to run for President

They keep tying to portray him as a moderate, prepping him for the national stage. But votes like this will never win the middle.

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