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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:54 PM

Pelosi Calls For Quick Passage Of Violence Against Women Act

Source: TPM



PEMA LEVY 5:12 PM EST, THURSDAY JANUARY 3, 2013

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called for quick passage of the Violence Against Women Act in the new Congress, in a statement released Thursday. -snip-

“As the 113th Congress begins, let us honor our oath to protect and defend all Americans by ensuring a secure future for American women," Pelosi said. "Let us hope that Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle can very quickly work together to restore, enhance, and extend the provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.”

Here's the full statement:

“The end of the 112th Congress makes it official: the Republican majority has refused to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. Their failure to move forward on a bipartisan approach to the VAWA Reauthorization leaves millions of American women without vital defense against domestic violence.

“For nearly two decades, this landmark measure has brought violence against women out of the shadows, affording women protection against abuse and providing law enforcement with the tools to combat domestic violence. Over the past year, Democrats and Republicans worked to expand these protections to LGBT Americans, immigrants, and Native Americans, yet House Republican leaders failed to bring this bipartisan legislation to the Floor.

“As the 113th Congress begins, let us honor our oath to protect and defend all Americans by ensuring a secure future for American women. Let us hope that Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle can very quickly work together to restore, enhance, and extend the provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.”


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:02 PM

1. K&R

Sic' em' Nancy!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:03 PM

2. Good show, Nancy. Do not let them off the hook. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:22 PM

4. Thank you Nancy Pelosi...

let's get this thing done!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:24 PM

5. What took her so long?

Instead of wasting words that Speaker What'sHisName to burst into tears, she could have applied the gavel to his head and proceeded to this most important legislation for the House.



Thanks, Nancy. there will be a battle over the VAWA with the minions on the right, but I know you and the other 77 women in the House will succeed in the restoration of this legislation.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:26 PM

6. I think they should rename it the Victims of Domestic Violence act

This way, it includes men, children, and elders as victims.

Just my $.02.

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:03 PM

10. Good idea. Might get the He-Man-Woman-Haters Club a way to save face.

But the Faux-Family-Values crowd and the Family-That-Beats-Each-Other crowd might join forces to protect all the dysfunctional families from leaving the Dark Ages. Some Teabaggers in the HoR might go to jail...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:36 PM

7. One might think . . .

One might think by this point the House Republicans would have realized the very last thing they need to do is give American women another reason to be pissed at them? Oh no, my friends, one would be wrong. The Republicans still just don't get it. In general they may clumsily court women for their votes, but they do not give a tinker's damn what happens to individual American women.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:55 PM

8. For one of their last non acts.. the 112th Congress pays homage

to their WAR AGAINST WOMEN.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:57 PM

9. The sad thing is, that this is even needed.

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:08 PM

11. K&R

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:13 PM

12. can someone explain to me what reason the R's are giving for blocking this legislation?

I don't fully understand their position, apart from
being idiots, but there must be something technical
in there. A friend asked me to explain and I realized
I don't know well enough.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 09:40 PM

16. Usually those reasons are of the "women will lie about DV"/"what about the men" frame.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:20 PM

13. one of the teabag congressmen have a problem with the bill

that it allows for the prosecution of anyone committing any crime of violence against a Native American woman, on the reservation, irregardless of the defendant's race. That means a white person could be tried and convicted by Native Americans. Oh my word, wouldn't that be the end of civilization as we know it.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 08:48 PM

15. As they should be.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 08:21 PM

14. I wish she was still Speaker. Although she is still often the only adult in the room....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 09:58 PM

17. Pass it quickly and send a copy to the City Fathers and Mothers at Steubenville, Ohio.

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