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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:10 PM

House GOP Silent As Senate Plans Vote On Violence Against Women Act

SAHIL KAPUR JANUARY 29, 2013, 6:00 AM 4278
The Senate is fast-tracking its reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act to a floor vote expected by next week, two Democratic aides tell TPM.

But House Republican leaders remain silent on how they intend to proceed, which suggests that there has not been a breakthrough since last year, when the bill fell prey to the House GOPís resistance to expand coverage to gays, illegal immigrants and Native Americans who have suffered domestic abuse.

A Democratic leadership aide said the legislation, re-introduced last week by Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and a bipartisan group of senators, is on tap for a floor vote after the chamber finalizes the confirmation of John Kerry as secretary of state and approves a measure to extend the debt ceiling. The aide said that could happen late this week at the earliest, but more likely early next week.

Leahyís spokesperson confirmed that the bill, which enjoys broad bipartisan support in the Senate, would bypass committee and face a floor vote soon.

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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:22 PM

1. I'd be surprised if it passed, knowing what the House has done.

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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:37 PM

2. K&R thanks DonViejo

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 04:02 PM

3. And yet they'll tell you that their "War on Women" is a made-up

liberal feminazi lie.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:35 PM

4. So to stumbling block is GOP hatred of immigrants, gays and Native Americans.

And it doesn't help that they hate women to begin with.

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