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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:27 PM

Violence Against Women Act re-introduced to Senate

Source: Raw Story

Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced legislation on Tuesday to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

“This life-saving legislation should be a top priority of the new 113th Congress,” Leahy said in a statement. “It is our hope that the Senate will act quickly to pass this strong, bipartisan bill to help all victims of domestic and sexual violence.”

The VAWA, first passed in 1994, seeks to aid women who are the victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.


Though the Senate passed legislation to reauthorize the VAWA with bipartisan support last year, the bill encountered opposition from House Republicans over the addition of protections for immigrants, Native Americans, and members of the LGBT community.




Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/22/violence-against-women-act-re-introduced-to-senate/

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:14 PM

1. It needs to pass

Dear Lord, let them do the right thing this time.

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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:17 PM

2. Yes Crapo did vote to reauthorize VAWA back in Apr 2012

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=2&vote=00087

His senate leader McConnell however voted no as did Crapo's fellow Idaho senator Jim Risch. I looked thru the senate roll call vote, and the nay votes were all Republicans nearly half from southern states.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:50 AM

3. You mean the same Crapo who got stopped for a

DUI in VA?

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