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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:26 AM

Violence Against Women Act: House Republican Women Emerge As Key To Possible Action

Source: Huffington Post

Violence Against Women Act: House Republican Women Emerge As Key To Possible Action
Posted: 12/18/2012 9:35 pm EST | Updated: 12/19/2012 12:30 am EST

WASHINGTON - With time running out for Congress to take action on the Violence Against Women Act, people on both sides of the debate are honing in on a group of lawmakers who may be key: House Republican women.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), a central figure in VAWA negotiations, is holding a meeting with all House Republican women on Wednesday morning to discuss the issue, a GOP lawmaker told HuffPost on Tuesday night. Cantor spokesman Doug Heye later confirmed the meeting.

"He will update the members on where we stand and again stress the need to seek common ground across party lines to reach an agreement and pass VAWA as quickly as possible so we protect all victims of these horrendous crimes, and fully punish those who commit them," Heye said in a statement.

News of Cantor's meeting comes on a day when, across the Capitol, all 12 Senate Democratic women signed a letter to all 25 House Republican women urging them to unite as women and press House GOP leaders to take up the Senate-passed VAWA bill before Congress gavels out for the year.


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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:54 AM

1. Like the disability treaty, this one should be a no-brainer for Republicans.

NOPE

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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:01 AM

2. Well that just takes all the fun out of everything.

Now we have to be all sensitive and stuff about violence toward women? What a drag.

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