Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:18 PM
Hissyspit (43,172 posts)
Senate Passes Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization
Source: The Hill
Senate passes VAWA reauthorization
By Ramsey Cox - 02/12/13 02:55 PM ET
The Senate voted 78-22 to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on Tuesday.
The Senate action now sends the bill to the House. Both the House and Senate passed their own versions during the 112th Congress, but neither chamber took up the other's version.
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said he is hopeful that this year the House will take up the Senate-passed reauthorization of VAWA.
“This is a good bill,” Leahy said ahead of the vote Tuesday. “It makes needed changes recommended by victims and those who work with them everyday.”
More than 20 Republican senators joined with Democrats to pass the legislation.
Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/282557-senate-passes-vawa-reauthorization
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Senate Passes Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization (Original post)
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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:44 PM
AlbertCat (11,508 posts)
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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:14 PM
LonePirate (2,093 posts)
13. Wow! One of my male Tea Bagger Senators voted for the bill while the other voted against it.
These two idiots are much like the dangerous duo from Texas except they are not as vocal.
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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:53 PM
DonViejo (10,582 posts)
8. Obama On VAWA: ‘Send This Bill To My Desk’
PEMA LEVY 3:32 PM EST, TUESDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2013
President Obama on Tuesday urged the House of Representatives to pass legislation reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act so that he can "sign it into law," in a statement following the bill's passage in the Senate.
Today the Senate passed a strong bipartisan bill to reauthorize and strengthen the Violence Against Women Act. This important step shows what we can do when we come together across party lines to take up a just cause. The bill passed by the Senate will help reduce homicides that occur from domestic violence, improve the criminal justice response to rape and sexual assault, address the high rates of dating violence experienced by young women, and provide justice to the most vulnerable among us. I want to thank Senator Leahy and his colleagues from both sides of the aisle for the leadership they have shown on behalf of victims of abuse. It's now time for the House to follow suit and send this bill to my desk so that I can sign it into law.
Biden On VAWA: ‘Delay Isn’t An Option’
PEMA LEVY 3:27 PM EST, TUESDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden, the original author of the Violence Against Women Act, urged the House of Representatives to pass reauthorization following its passage in the Senate Tuesday afternoon.
Today, the Senate passed the Violence Against Women Act with overwhelming bipartisan support. This law has been incredibly effective and I hope the House will vote without delay to renew the law so that we can continue to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and hold offenders accountable for their crimes.
Delay isn’t an option when three women are still killed by their husbands or boyfriends every day. Delay isn’t an option when countless women still live in fear of abuse, and when one in five have been victims of rape. This issue should be beyond debate – the House should follow the Senate’s lead and pass the Violence Against Women Act right away. This is not a Democratic or Republican issue – it’s an issue of justice and compassion.
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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 05:29 PM
meow2u3 (15,402 posts)
14. 22 Republican "men" voted for the Wife Beaters' Protection Act
as well as the Human Traffickers Legalization Act, The Rape Enabling Act, and the Child and Elder Abusers' Protection Act.